A taste of Africa

Mary Rhodes, left, and Dorothy Nichols slice mushrooms and red bell peppers to go with the carrots and quinoa, a starchy whole grain as versatile as rice.

AIDA MALLARD/Special to the Guardian
Published: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 2:29 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 2:29 p.m.

A group of Gainesville residents have been spending their Saturdays to learn, cook and taste healthy food at “A Taste of African Heritage: The African Heritage Community Cooking Program,” sponsored by OLDWAYS, a non-profit organization that promotes healthy eating and drinking.

Taught by Gainesville dietician Jean Michelson, the cooking class was held Saturday at the King Center.

Participants prepared and cooked together using a variety of vegetables and grains. The remaining classes in this six-class series will be held at noon Saturday, and also March 22 and March 29.

Classes are free, but a one-time $10 donation to Bread of the Mighty Food Bank will be accepted.

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