Soul Food in the spotlight
Chef Linsey Romain was born and raised in an African-Caribbean-Black neighborhood in Brooklyn, N.Y., where she was surrounded by the comforting melting pot that is Soul Food. Romain created a menu at Stony Brook celebrating the soul-satisfying components of Soul Food.
Let’s take a closer look at Romain’s greens: She braises collards with red peppers, slow-cooked garlic and crispy bacon.
As part of winning the recipe contest, Ligonde hosted a teaching kitchen session.
Rising Star guest chef
Mavis-Jay “MJ” Sanders, named a New York Rising Star Chef last year, was part owner of award-winning food truck Pico House in LA before returning to NYC to advocate for food justice.
Stony Brook’s Interim Chief Diversity Officer Dr. Jarvis Watson shared Mamma Sandy’s Southern banana pudding to kick off the recipe contest.
Banana pudding’s sweet simplicity
An award-winning approach
At the end of the month, CulinArt Executive Chef James Kellenberger received an award from the university in recognition of his service and dedication toward developing a healthy relationship between the Black History Month committee and the Faculty Student Association.