Cooking Haitian food for a purpose - Saturday, May 18th

Cooking Haitian food for a purpose - Saturday, May 18th

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When: Saturday, May 18th

Time: 3:00 to 7:00PM

Where: Urban Gleaners located at 15 SE 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

Class description:

This year, for Haitian Flag Day, on Saturday, May 18th, Creole Me Up will be partnering with Urban Gleaners to cook Haitian food with a purpose. Twenty people will come together in the Urban Gleaners’ kitchen to learn how to cook popular Haitian dishes and at the end of the class, the group will pack all the food for the Urban Gleaners’ team to distribute throughout Portland.

We’ll cook:

Di ri (steamed rice)
Sòs pwa (bean stew)
Fried sweet plantains
Légim (mashed eggplant, chayote squash, spinach, cabbage, carrots)
Baked chicken thighs in Creole Sauce, and,
Salade Russe (Haitian Russian beet potato salad)

About Urban Gleaners:
Urban Gleaners is a local non-profit organization that collects delicious and fresh food before it goes to waste and gets it to people who need it. Pure and simple. They pick up food from their growing roster of donor restaurants, grocery stores, corporate campuses, event sites, colleges and universities, farms, and food wholesalers and deliver that food to their Free Food Markets located at schools, community centers, low-income housing communities, and parks where families can shop in an equitable and dignified way, no questions asked. Every week, Urban Gleaners receives approximately 25,000 pounds of food that’s redistributed to over 8,000 individuals. Urban Gleaners believes it's possible to make meaningful impacts on climate and hunger through small daily actions with community as the focus.