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September 22, 2021
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm


Menlo Park, CA 94025
A small container of green chimichurri sauce, with garlic and parsley in the background
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Cooking Demonstration: Latin American Heritage Diet

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Cook along at home, if you like, during a delicious cooking demonstration spotlighting richly flavorful, affordable, healthy and easy-to-prepare foods reflecting the great range of culinary traditions and flavors of Latin America.

Join us for a delicious cooking demo, as Sarah Anderson, Heritage Diet Curriculum Coordinator for Oldways, teaches us how to make menestra, an Ecuadorian lentil stew; and chimichurri, an herb sauce common in Argentina and Uruguay. 

 Cooking along? Download the recipes!

About Oldways

Oldways is a food and nutrition nonprofit dedicated to improving public health by inspiring individuals and organizations to embrace the healthy, sustainable joys of the “old ways” of eating—heritage-based diets high in taste, nourishment, sustainability, and joy. 

The Oldways Latin American Heritage Diet promotes richly flavorful foods that reflect a great range of culinary traditions, foods, and flavors of Latin American heritage. The variations have traditionally existed in the parts of Latin America where maize (corn), potatoes, peanuts, and beans are grown, including modern-day Mexico, and other countries in Central and South America. The curriculum focuses on four major cultures: the indigenous people (Aztecs, Incas, Mayans, and other Native Americans), the Spanish, Portuguese, and continental Africans largely influenced by the Portuguese and Spanish colonialization (i.e., places such as Equatorial Guinea).

This free event received partial funding support from the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.