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Africa Cooking Class: Food of Botswana
Join us once again for an African culinary trip! On Saturday, November 17th, we'll be cooking dishes from Botswana and sharing some of the cultural traditions of the country! Please sign up here on Eventbrite: We will explore a flavorful Botswana dish, Nama ya Kgomo, and Chakalala! This dish is a favorite not only among Batswana but also in Southern Africa. It is a beef stew often served with sorghum fufu (called Phaleche) and accompanied with a cabbage salad called Chakalala (or with collard green), We will use beans instead of beef for our dear vegetarian friends. During this class, you will learn how to cook but also discuss the importance of cooking in Botswana. The class will be taught by Agang, an Atlas Corps Fellow from Botswana who is honoring us by teaching her country's cuisine. She is excited to share parts of her culture with you so, hurry and get your tickets for a unique experience. • What to bring The only thing you need to bring is an apron and a big appetite! • Important to know We charging $20 per person to attend this class. The Location will be announced before the event, but it will be in Arlington and Metro accessible. Please also note that the location will be an apartment where a dog and cat live. So unfortunately if you have allergies we can't guarantee that you won't have symptoms.

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