Tri-C Culinary Students Compete in Soul Food Competition
February 10, 2017
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Event on Feb. 24 also includes talk from award-winning author Toni Tipton-Martin
Help crown the top soul food cook at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) by taste-testing dishes prepared by culinary students in the College’s Contemporary Soul Food Competition.
The cooking challenge will be held 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Humanities Center on Tri-C’s Eastern Campus. Six student finalists will serve recipes they created for the event.
Attendees will determine a winner by voting for their favorite dish after sampling the selections.
The competition is part of a program titled “The Jemima Code: The Evolution of Soul Food.” Food and nutrition journalist Toni Tipton-Martin will give a presentation exploring the history of African-American cooking.
Tipton-Martin authored an award-winning book — The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks — that reveals culinary treasures pulled from rare black recipe books dating to 1827. The book celebrates the important legacy of African American cooks and their cookbooks.
The talk with Tipton-Martin will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the soul food competition.
The event is free but registration is required. To register, visit http://stokes50cle.com/soulfood. Eastern Campus is located at 4250 Richmond Road in Highland Hills.
The event, sponsored by Tri-C’s Mandel Humanities Center and the College’s Hospitality Management Center of Excellence, is part of a yearlong commemoration celebrating the 50th anniversary of Carl Stokes’ historic election as mayor of Cleveland. Visit www.stokes50cle.com to learn more about the commemoration.