Registered participants will be emailed the recipe along with details to join the class via Zoom the week before the class and again as a reminder 1 hour before class begins.


In this session, we take a step back into the history and progression of soul food, our overall food culture, and how this evolution impacts our health today. Let’s look at some of the first soul food cookbooks and recipes by culinary pioneers like Abby Fisher, Edna Lewis and others, who gave definition and character in their creative expressions of American cuisine. We will use these recipes as inspiration to empower ourselves through our food choices and create a delicious plant-based meal as we explore the healing properties of the herbs and spices we use to build flavors.

You’ll receive recipes for the entire menu and we’ll cook the bolded and starred dishes live together:

  • Jerk roasted veggies & cheese grits*
  • Stewed green beans and yuca
  • Accara (black eyed pea fritters) with spicy kaani sauce*
  • Coconut curry perloo rice pudding
  • Seasonal herb sweet tea*