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Online: American Soul Food Healing


Chef Lachelle Cunningham


Date & Time: March 23, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Class Fee: $27
Class fee includes cost of material for this class, if provided.

Skill Level: Beginner



NOTE: This class is the third session of the  five-part series called “You Are What You Eat: Storytelling through Food”. Each session is listed separately on our website.  We encourage you to take just one, two…or all five.

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Session three:

March 23, 6:30-8 PM with Lachelle Cunningham–American Soul Food Healing.

Marine Mills Folk School is pleased to be able to offer this new  series of classes  in partnership with Farm Table Foundation. FTF is working with three instructors —experts in cooking, nutrition, health and wellness, food justice, and food systems— to explore the important topics of your health, identity and culture, plus the health of our environment.

American Soul Food goes deep into the spirit of human instinct where survival meats artistry. Over its history, it has been celebrated–but more often, when placed on the roster of American cuisine, it has been isolated to a box that is often overlooked while representing struggle and unhealthiness.

In this class, dig deeper with Chef Lachelle Cunningham and discover the real narrative of this major pillar in the foundation of American Cuisine. While exploring the plant-based foundations of Soul Food cuisine and how these nostalgic flavors are built, you will learn some of the medicinal plant knowledge passed down from ancestral practitioners.

During this session, Chef Lachelle will connect her personal food story to the story of her ancestors as she demonstrates creating a delicious plant-based Soul Food meal while delving into some of the healing properties of the herbs and spices used to build flavors as well as heal and restore the body.

Join us for one or all of the classes in this series:

February 23, 6:30-8 PM: Led by all three of our instructors: Lachelle Cunningham, Suan Kregel, and Jenny Breen.

March 9, 6:30-8 PM with Jenny Breen–Regenerative Cooking: Food as Medicine for People and the Planet.

March 23, 6:30-8 PM with Lachelle Cunningham–American Soul Food Healing.

April 6, 6:30-8 PM with Suan Kregel–Start with Stir Fry: Twenty Minutes to a Nourished Body & Community.

April 20, 6:30-8 PM: Our three instructors—Lachelle, Suan, and Jenny —will come back together to share what they’ve learned about each other and invite you to inquire, explore, and share how you connect to our stories. And they’ll prepare a surprise dish together!

Materials students will need to have in-hand to fully participate:

  • Paper and pen to take notes
  • Questions

Online Class General Information:

  • Each registration is for one “device” (one computer, tablet, phone).  This is to ensure we don’t have more people registered than the instructor is comfortable with having in a class.  Please be respectful of this guideline and purchase multiple class spots if more than one person from your household is interested in attending.
  • You will need a reliable Internet connection as well as a computer or device with which to access the online class.  Please arrive 10 minutes before class begins, to ensure your connection and device are ready when the class begins.  Each class will be held using Zoom technology.  You will receive a link and a password and information on how to log on,  prior to the class.  You will be able to view and ask questions during the class.

General Age Policy:
All classes are for adults (18+) unless otherwise noted.

Class Minimums:
Be aware we may cancel 5 days before class date if a minimum number of registrations not reached. We work to balance teachers' need to plan for a class with students' busy schedules -- not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!

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