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Congolese Cuisine and Culture Shared at Global Tastes Event

Congolese Cuisine and Culture Shared at Global Tastes Event
Girls perform a traditional dance during the Global Tastes event.

Area residents learned about the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) directly from members of Scranton’s Congolese refugee community at a “Global Tastes of Scranton” event at the Scranton Cultural Center in October. 

The University, Terra Preta restaurant, Catholic Social Services, the Scranton Cultural Center and other community partners organized the event. 

The event included music, dance, displays of traditional attire and presentations, and the menu included fufu (a cornmeal dish), pondu (a Congolese stew), rice, fried fish, plantains, beef kebabs and beans, all prepared by the Congolese “guest chefs” at Terra Preta in downtown Scranton. Recipe cards for pondu and beans were shared. 

“The Global Tastes events provide opportunities for connection and exchange with these new refugee populations, who bring rich traditions and culture to our region,” said Julie Schumacher Cohen, director of the Office of Community and Government Relations.

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