On Thursday, April 11 at North Christian Church, we held the first Cooking Across Cultures Class -- part of the Eating Better Together series made possible by the Welcoming Community Grant.
The class was a HUGE success! We had 24 people attend and we’re planning a second class for May because of the overwhelming response. Four members of the Pakistani Association demonstrated how to make chicken biryani and suji halwa. Before the meal, Yasir Bhatty made everyone a delicious drink of lime juice, strawberries, oranges, and mint. Participants were also shown a presentation on spices, their origins, and some medicinal uses. Did you know cilantro can be made into a paste and rubbed on your head to help ease a headache?
This class brought people from all corners of our community together, to learn from one another, and strengthen our community by sharing and conversing with people we otherwise might not cross paths.
Thanks to the Pakistani Association for the wonderful experience and to North Christian Church for hosting the event.