East High Soul Food Throw Down Featured in the News

East staff participating in the Soul Food Throw Down at East High SchoolEast culinary students challenged East staff to show them their ‘soul’ in a Soul Food Throw Down at East High School. The goal was to widen their view of soul food and to see how other cultures share similar types of anchor food.  Seven East staff members were selected to compete in the cook-off competition based on questionnaires they completed and soul-inspired recipes they submitted for the throw down.

On March 1, the guest chefs created their own version of a soul food dish with the hope of winning over the hearts of others. The East staff, with the help of some East culinary students, prepared their meals and competed for the best rendition of soul food during a lunchtime throw down as judged by roughly 35 East culinary students. This was part of a month-long celebration of African-American history and culture. In February, East culinary students learned about the deep cultural roots and evolution of soul food and engaged in deeper conversations about what makes cuisine soul food today. 
Local news coverage:
East High School Hosts a Food Cookoff WROC-TV

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