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Cast iron dutch oven and skillet filled with shrimp and grits Cooking with Cannabis: Exploring & Modernizing Black Southern Cuisine CEXTN54-202140 is a Course

Cooking with Cannabis: Exploring & Modernizing Black Southern Cuisine CEXTN54-202140

Ended Feb 21, 2021

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Exploring & Modernizing Black Southern Cuisine:

A decolonized exploration of the space where tradition, culture, and cannabis intersect in the Black American South


Instructor: Chef Amanda Jackson


Learn more of the history and culture of Black Southern Cuisine with Chef Amanda Jackson. Together we'll unpack traditional recipes, such as classic Shrimp & Grits and fan favorite Pound Cake. We'll then step into modernization and future exploration with a Raw Collard Salad. Through it all, we will take a dive deeper into the alchemy, ingredients, and intersections that make this food a distinctive part of American culture. We'll discuss the historic and modern intersections of cannabis cooking, while discussing cannabis strains, infusions, and dosages.


Workshop schedule:

  • Tuesday, February 16th from 5:30pm-7:30pm PST, Online introductions and lecture.
  • Thursday, February 18th from 5:30pm-7:30pm PST, optional Engagement Lab hours for individual student meetings and class discussion.
  • Saturday, February 20th from 10am to 1pm, 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: Chef C. Amanda Jackson was born and raised in Vienna, Georgia. She worked her way up from dishwasher to Chef de Cuisine while attending culinary school at Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte, NC under Chef Stephen Kuney. She's been an Executive Chef at The Wine Loft in Tallahasee, FL and Sweet Grass Dairy in Thomasville, GA. Jackson shifted her career to personal chef in Atlanta, GA and in 2017,  took a chance and moved her business to Long Beach, California. Her passion for cooking is only rivaled by her passion for uplifting chefs and helping others find their healing. Chef Amanda mentors young chefs of color on workforce readiness, entrepreneurship, and client acquisition. 


Known for her professionalism and polish, Chef Amanda’s dinner parties are the experiences of a lifetime. Chef Amanda specializes in recipe development across many cuisines and is a published writer: her work can be found in The Dubrow Keto Fusion Diet Book, Travel Noire, and the Chef Amanda & Co. blog. This rising star is a personal chef for several Hollywood actors and was recently featured in Season 1, Episode 1 of Netflix's "Cooked with Cannabis"

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.*

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