The Gardener and the Chef: Black Food

The Gardener and the Chef: Black Food

a close up image of okra growing in a garden
Carol Gross

Dates & Price

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

6:30–9:00 pm 

Fee: $99

Fee for Innovators, Gardens Preferred, and Gardens Premium Members: $89

Register by May 1, 2023

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For people of African descent, food has and continues to be one of their most powerful ties to history and identity.  Join Chef Ramin Coles, Executive Chef at National Museum of African American History and Culture’s Sweet Home Café, and Christopher Bolden-Newsome, co-director of Sankofa Community Farm at Bartram’s Garden and co-founder of Truelove Seeds, for an engaging conversation about culturally significant foods of the African Diaspora, inspired by the 2023 Longwood Gardens Community Read featured title, Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora by Bryant Terry. Throughout the evening, examine the intersections of culture, history, and cuisine, while exploring how cultural foodways, sovereignty, and justice can create a sense of belonging.


The Founder's Room in Longwood's Terrace Restaurant


Christopher Bolden-Newsome and Chef Ramin Coles

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