Good For Your Soul: A Cooking Show

Good For Your Soul: A Cooking Show

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Join our community chefs and home cooks as they each show us how to cook up a meal that will be delicious and soul warming.

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Join us as our home chefs show us how to cook a meal that will be delicious and soul warming. Every Wednesday at 6pm EST one of our hosts will show us a favorite meal that is healthy, tasty, and easy to make, using what you have at home.

* Please note that we do not record our programs.

Wednesday, July 6 @ 6pm EST: Join Ms. Sarah in the kitchen to learn how to cook Asaro (Yam and Plantain Curry). Asaro is the Yoruba word for a dish of starchy root vegetables simmered in a seasoned tomato- and chile-based sauce.

Ingredients (adapted from cheflolaskitchen.com, myactivekitchen.com, & NY Times Cooking)

¼ cup neutral oil, such as canola or grapeseed

4 medium shallots, peeled and thinly sliced (about 1 cup) (or crispy fried onions - optional)

Kosher salt

4 garlic cloves, smashed and peeled

1 (2- to 3-inch) piece fresh ginger, grated (about 2 tablespoons)

2 teaspoons ground turmeric

2 tablespoons tomato paste

1 whole red habanero or Scotch bonnet chile (Ata Rodo), pierced all over with a knife

1 (14-ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes with their juices

Vegetable, Chicken, or Beef Stock (optional)

1 ½ pounds white or orange yams, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces (please note that these are African or Puna yams, they are starchier than American sweet potatoes. You can use sweet potatoes but don’t cook them as long)

2 green (unripe) plantains (about 1 pound total), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces (optional but delicious)

1 (13-ounce) can full-fat coconut milk

1 tablespoon red palm oil (optional)

1 red bell pepper (Tatashe)

4 cups julienned hearty greens, such as dandelion greens, collards or lacinato kale, tough stems removed

¼ cup fresh basil leaves, torn

¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves and tender stems

1 lime, sliced into wedges for squeezing

Shrimp, dried fish, Mackerel fish, cleaned (substitute with dry fish or smoked fish) (optional)

Wednesday, July 13 @ 6pm EST: Join City Harvest in the kitchen**

Wednesday, July 20 @ 6pm EST: Join Love Wins in the kitchen

Wednesday, July 27 @ 6pm EST: Join City Harvest in the kitchen**

Wednesday, August 3 @ 6pm EST: Join us in the kitchen for a wonderful meal

Wednesday, August 10 @ 6pm EST: Join City Harvest in the kitchen**

Wednesday, August 17 @ 6pm EST: Join us in the kitchen for a wonderful meal

Wednesday, August 24 @ 6pm EST: Join City Harvest in the kitchen**

Wednesday, August 31 @ 6pm EST: Join us in the kitchen for a wonderful meal

Wednesday, September 28 @ 6pm EST: Join Chef Chevaughn in the kitchen for a wonderful meal

*This program is funded by Bank of America.

**Snap Ed Funded, presented by City Harvest. Pick up ingredients for the class at Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center - 100-01 Northern Blvd. Corona, NY on the day before the show (Tuesday) 1-5pm, or Wednesday 10am-6pm. While supplies last.

Call 718-651-1100 with questions.

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*Please note that we do not record our programs.

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