Our annual African Heritage & Health Week on February 1 to 7 is the perfect opportunity to discover the enticing ﬂavors and naturally healthy features of African Heritage cuisine.
This year, Oldways celebrated African Heritage & Health Week (Feb. 1-7, 2017) by sharing infographics, Oldways recipes, special recipes from leading African Diaspora food bloggers, interviews with up-and-coming chefs, and stories from ATOAH volunteers. Stay tuned to ﬁnd out what’s in store for next year’s African Heritage & Health Week.
Five Ways to Join the African Heritage & Health Week Festivities
Enjoy at least one dish inspired by African Heritage cuisines and the African Heritage Diet Pyramid.
– Try out one of the easy, ﬂavorful recipes below, or featured in the recipe round-up blog (published Feb. 2 at oldwayspt.org/blog).
– Find a local restaurant on Oldways’ Dine Around Town Guide, which includes 224 restaurants nationwide.
2. Sign up to teach A Taste of African Heritage cooking classes in your community — or ﬁnd a class happening in your area.
3. Host an African Heritage potluck for friends and family.
– Find a selection of our favorite recipes below.
4. Share our African Heritage & Health Week graphics, food photos, and resources.
– Tag us (@OldwaysPT on Facebook and Twitter; @oldways_pt on Instagram).
– Social media sample posts downloadable via this button:
5. Join our A Taste of African Heritage Facebook Group to connect with our community of ATOAH teachers and participants.
– Feel free to post your own African Heritage photos, recipes, and musings.
Use #AfricanHeritageWeek to show us how you celebrate!
Oldways’ Favorite African Heritage Recipes
Caribbean Callaloo Soup (Caribbean), Oldways original
- Accara Black-eyed Pea Fritters (West African), c/o Marie Claude-Mendy, Chef/Owner of Terranga in Boston
- Creamy Polenta (Afro-Latin American), Oldways original
- Maple Glazed Southern Turnips (Southern U.S.), Oldways original
- Kohlrabi & Butternut Squash Fritters (Southern U.S., African-Inspired), Oldways original
- Southern Rice Pilaf (Southern U.S.), Nicole Taylor’s Up South Cookbook
- Cucumber Sambal (South African Condiment/Side), Oldways original
- Chocolate Covered Pecan Date Truﬄes (Dessert), Bard Valley Natural Delights
Find more African Heritage recipes in our African Heritage Staﬀ Favorites collection.