Join us as we commemorate Black History Month in February with an African Heritage Recipe Celebration.

Our monthlong celebration will include a weekly recipe challenge on social media, as well as three virtual events with authors, chefs, and experts in African Heritage cuisine. Here’s how to celebrate along with us. 

Join Our Weekly Recipe Challenge — Make an African Heritage Recipe Each Week in February

  1. Follow @atasteofheritage on Instagram, and join A Taste of African Heritage Cooking Program on Facebook, and look for our post each Monday announcing the weekly recipe. 
  2. Make the recipe, take a picture, and post it on your own Instagram or Facebook account (be sure to use the hashtag #africanheritagerecipe). 
  3. You will be eligible to win an Oldways apron! Each week, we’ll randomly select one winning social media post.

Week 1: Peanut Soup 

Make this recipe, and post with #africanheritagerecipe, before midnight on February 7 to be eligible to win!

African Peanut Soup

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Week 2: Maple Sweet Potato Teff Porridge with Pecans

Make this recipe, and post with #africanheritagerecipe, before midnight on February 14 to be eligible to win!

Maple Sweet Potato Teff Porridge

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Week 3: Cucumber Sambal

Make this recipe, and post with #africanheritagerecipe, before midnight on February 21 to be eligible to win!


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Week 4: Mafe

Make this recipe, and post with #africanheritagerecipe, before midnight on February 28 to be eligible to win!


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Join Us For a Live Event Online, or Watch Later

We have an exciting lineup of discussions, Q&As, and cooking demonstrations with experts in African cuisine. Check out the schedule below, and save the date!

Instagram Live 
with Toni Tipton-Martin

Q&a with Toni Tipton Martin

Oldways hosts a special Q&A discussion with African Heritage & Health advisor Toni Tipton-Martin. Toni Tipton-Martin is a two-time James Beard Award winning author of The Jemima Code and Jubilee, and the editor-in-chief of Cook’s Country.


Instagram Live
with Pierre Thiam

Q&A with Pierre Thiam

Oldways hosts a special Q&A with Chef Pierre Thiam. Pierre Thiam is a cookbook author, restaurateur of Teranga, and a social entrepreneur & culinary ambassador. 


Cooking Demo
with Glorya Fernandez

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Learn to make recipes inspired by the African Heritage Diet—Red Pepper Salad, Black Lentil Fritters, and Premium Greens—with Glorya Fernandez.

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Learn about A Taste of African Heritage, a 6-Week Cooking Series

In this “open house” webinar session, learn how you can start teaching A Taste of African Heritage, a 6-week curriculum that blends nutrition and cultural history with delicious cooking techniques in order to celebrate African heritage in communities across the country (the curriculum can be adapted to both virtual and in-person learning).

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Spread the Word on Social Media

Help us spread the word! Please share the graphics below through your social media and in your other materials. Click each image to download and save it. 




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