Food for Thought: Exploring the Experiences of Black Refugees in America
Where: Museum of Food and Drink
62 Bayard St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn
718-387-2845 Price: $25-$65
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World Refugee Day is celebrated on June 20th of every year, to commemorate the struggles of millions of displaced people. In collaboration with Eat Offbeat, a refugee-led catering company in NYC, this year we seek to amplify the voices of Black refugees in light of the current movement for equality of Black lives. Edafe Okporo is the former kitchen manager for Eat Offbeat. He came to the United States from Nigeria to escape persecution for his work advocating for LGBTQ rights. Join us in a discussion with Edafe and Chef Rose (Central Africa Republic) as they discuss their experiences coming to America and the role food has played in their lives.
“When we talk about race, we’re talking about food. When we talk about division, we’re talking about food. When people settle in a new country, the first thing they miss is food. Integrating another person’s food into your life is accepting their culture. Tasting our food is tasting our way of life.” – Edafe
Please note that tickets are available at three levels:
Level one ($25) includes a reserved ticket.
Level two ($35) Reserve Ticket + Digital Recipe Book + Access to Digital Recipe Videos This level includes a reserved ticket plus access to an Eat Offbeat Digital Cookbook and accompanying recipe videos. We invite you to make the dishes beforehand and enjoy them while we engage in our discussion!
Level three ($65) *NYC ONLY* Reserved Ticket + Meal + Digital Recipe Book + Access to Digital Recipe Videos.
If you live in NYC and would rather have the meal delivered to you pre-cooked and ready to heat, our chefs would love to cook for you! This add-on will still give you access to the Eat Offbeat Digital Cookbook and accompanying recipe videos if you’d like to cook the dishes at a later time. We invite you to heat up your meal beforehand and enjoy it while we engage in our discussion!
** All deliveries will arrive on June 17th, can be refrigerated overnight and reheated the next day**
Chopped Veggie Salad with Mustard Dressing
Senegalese Chicken Yassa
Rice Pudding with Mangos + Walnuts