Hands-on cooking workshop celebrates African food and nutrition [photos] | Food

Community members learned how to whip up African dishes at Crispus Attucks Community Center Monday night at an installment of its “Free Cooking Workshops: A Taste of African Heritage” event series.

The cooking class, in partnership with Community Action Partnership’s Nutrition Education Program, provides a hands-on cooking instruction paired with educational materials about each dish. A display was dedicated to the African Heritage Diet.

“These workshops represent us breaking bread with our community, our food is just as expressive and colorful as we are,” reads a Facebook post from the Crispus Attucks Community Center. “This food helps tell our story and hopefully during this process builds relationships.”

The cooking workshops are free and open to teens and adults. The classes continue 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Monday Feb. 28, March 7 and March 14. To register, contact Vincent “Derek” Smith at [email protected] or call 717-394-6604.

The cooking class is just one of several events Crispus Attucks Community Center has slated for Black History Month. For information about more events, visit lanc.news/CABHM22. Among other Crispus Attucks events are Soul Food Thursday meal giveaways.