Harambee: Cooking is Culture!

Harambee USA hosted an evening of tasty Senegalese cooking at Alderton House, NYC on April 27.  Fifteen people dined on appetizer Fataya (fried dough with fish filling) and freshly prepared Thiebou Ginaar (stewed chicken with rice) prepared by volunteer cook Amie, who regaled the guests with anecdotes of her early life in Senegal.  Her audience laughed when she said that her American born children preferred macaroni-and-cheese over her authentic dishes. Every bit of food at the dinner disappeared. The event is part of Harambee's mission of raising awareness of the rich African culture in the US. (see more photos)