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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!
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.