West Africa Alumnae hosts second Taste of Africa cooking series

Submitted by Prisca Anuolam and Regina Fuller

The West Africa Alumnae Chapter (WAAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated held the second class of the Taste of Africa cooking series on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022. Chartered April 18, 2021, the West Africa Alumnae Chapter is part of the sorority’s Dynamic and Historic Eastern Region. 

A Taste of Africa is the first fundraising event for Passport to AfricaTM, WAAC’s signature platform to curate educational experiences about Africa focused on art, culture, food, entertainment, health, politics, tourism, and much more. This second class of Taste of Africa featured ‘small chops’ or common West Africa snacks.

“The chapter is excited to introduce some of our favorite West African snacks to our sorors and friends,” said WAAC Chapter President Eunice Omole.

The highly-engaging, virtual cooking class featured Chef Rukayat Momoh, founder and Executive chef at Giggles Culinary Place, a Nigeria-based food and beverage company, who shared her recipes for popular West African street food items: African donuts better known as puff puff, spicy grilled Chicken Suya skewers, and Chapman punch.

In support of WAAC’s fundraising efforts, the Federal City Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. purchased a chapter ticket, which granted the entire chapter access to attend the event. Proceeds from the event will support WAAC’s Social Action program, “Mind the Gap, addressing healthcare disparities experienced by West African Women,” in March 2022 for International Women’s Month.

The series continues in 2022 with a stellar lineup of chefs and flavor cues, and participants can expect to fill their virtual passports with various stamps as WAAC journeys through a number of countries in West Africa, such as Ghana, Senegal, Benin, Liberia, and more.

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