Edible Storytelling with the Culinary Griot
Published on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 3:28pm
A griot is a West African storyteller, praise singer, poet and musician. In honor of Black History Month, the Southeast Library will host a culinary griot! Attendees will examine ingredients, recipes, and the social significance of unique ethnic meals, as well as the importance of foods prepared and eaten during celebrations. Participants will also discuss the social dynamics of food preparation, its consumption and accompanying food rituals.
Join the fun and festivities on Thursday February 23 at 4 pm in the downstairs meeting room. Ages 5-12 are welcome to take part in this exciting and delectable celebration.
Vera Oye' Yama-Anna, affectionately known as Auntie Oye’, is a Liberian born artist who transports her audience to Africa through interactive culinary storytelling, dance and drumming. Her culturally enriching, fun-filled, age-appropriate culinary storytelling workshops teach tiny chefs the value of nature's fast foods--fruits and veggies-- good nutrition, and healthy eating habits.