Full course description
Cannabis, Foodways, and the African Diaspora
Join Chef Mennlay Golokeh Aggrey to infuse and celebrate cannabis and cuisine. Become a master at infusions with butters and oils while calculating proper dosages to make simple yet ancestral dishes from the African diaspora. In the synchronous portion of the workshop we’ll go over types of infusion methods, dosing calculations, and the connections between cannabis, foodways, and the African diaspora. Mennlay will share videos of market shopping, cooking instructions, and more that students can access during this course. Students can engage in galvanizing chats in this workshop.
- Tuesday, February 23th from 5:30pm-7:30pm PST, Online introductions and lecture.
- Thursday, February 25th from 5:30pm-7:30pm PST, optional Engagement Lab hours for individual student meetings and class discussion.
- Saturday, February 27th from 10am to 1pm PST, live cooking demo and class discussion.
- Saturday March 6th, from 1pm-3pm PST. Included in the workshop fee is the panel discussion, Cooking with Cannabis: From Africa to the American South, Mexico & Beyond. The panel will be between our Spring 2021 participating chefs, Chef Miguel Trinidad, Chef Amanda Jackson and Chef Mennlay Golokeh Aggrey.
Instructor Bio: Mennlay Golokeh Aggrey is the author of the cookbook The Art of Weed Butter and a 15-year interdisciplinary cannabis professional, working in the legalized markets since 2005. Her recipes and words have been featured in Bon Appetit, Vogue, Kitchen Toke, The Washington Post, Cannabis Now, Vanity Fair, Leafly and others. She currently resides in Mexico City, where her work explores cannabis and the diasporic connections between Africa and Latin America. She is the co-founder Xula Herbs, the co-host of Broccoli Talk podcast, and the founder of a benefit pop-up dinner, Cenas sin fronteras.
Workshops are taught online through Zoom and Canvas. Students will need a computer or smart phone with webcam and microphone, internet and web streaming capacity, and the Zoom application installed to their device.
*If you are a public employee (government agency, school district, etc) please reach out for special discount opportunities.*