Cooking through the generations, Edmonton’s Africa centre celebrates Black History Month with food – Edmonton


Cooks, young and old, showcased their favourite dishes while highlighting the African diaspora at a special event in Edmonton on Saturday.

The Africa Centre hosted “Cooking With Elders,” bringing seniors and youth together to share and learn about various cooking traditions within African descent community.

A variety of lentil soups from Ethiopia, Sudan, Nigeria, and west Africa along with Caribbean were on the menu.

“The main objective is to celebrate black history through a cooking event that showcases our culture, our heritage through food,” said Yar Anyieth, Youth Resilience Program coordinator with the Africa Centre.

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“We thought food is a great way that we can create something that is collaborative, with young and old people from our communities,” Anyieth continued. “They learn more about culture from both perspectives – whether your first, second or third generation immigrants here. Our experiences are different and just being able to connect is so important.”

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About 50 people attended the event, which was held at the Claireview Recreation Centre.

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