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A Taste of African Heritage Cooking Series

  • St. Mary's Woods 1257 Marywood Lane Henrico, VA 23229 (map)

A fun and interactive, educational cooking class series for beginning and experienced cooks focused on foods from the African Diaspora, including the African continent, Central and South Americas, and the South and Southwestern USA. 

All foods prepared in the series are free of animal products and by-products, sugar and alcohol. Only a few recipes include gluten and these are easily avoided. Please notify us if you have any other food concerns.

Each enrollee will receive a workbook with recipes.

2018 DATES

Six Sundays - Sep 23, 30 and Oct 7, 14, 21, 28 from 1:30pm-3:00pm

Class location: St. Mary's Woods Retirement Community - Enter driveway at tall blue flags on Gaskins, follow road straight back - park in first lot on the left and enter community room (next to the chapel).


  • Interest in indigenous foods and cultures

  • Open to learning and discovery

  • Excited to learn new (plant-based) recipes

  • Desire to improve kitchen/cooking/food skills

  • Prepared each week to learn, laugh, share, cook and eat!

  • Pre-enrollment (no walk-ins)

*Oldways is a nonprofit food and nutrition education organization, founded in 1990, with a mission to guide people to good health through heritage, and the sponsors of this cooking series. All personal information will be kept confidential. For statistical purposes, your measurements (weight/height/body type/inches/age) will be sent anonymously to Oldways (without your name or other identifying data). 

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