Saginaw Valley State University will host its annual Taste of Soul and present traditional "soul food" to the campus community and the public Wednesday, Feb. 18 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Marketplace at Doan cafeteria.
This year, the Black History Month event features a “Friends, Family and Food” theme, as representatives of the local community who also are members of SVSU’s Diversity Council, will have dishes featured at the event.
Rehana Khan Brown of the Bridge Center for Racial Harmony will prepare “Granny's Baked Chicken Candied Yams,” while Delena Spates-Allen of Saginaw Future will share “Dee Dee's Peach & Pear Cobbler.” Sheilda Braddock of the United Way of Saginaw County, Rhonda Butler of the Public Libraries of Saginaw, and Cal Talley of the Bridge Center for Racial Harmony also are participating as guest chefs.
The event will also feature a variety of other foods based on recipes provided by African-American faculty and staff at SVSU and prepared in collaboration with SVSU Dining Services.
Admission to the Taste of Soul is $8.25. The public is welcome to attend. SVSU students may use their meal card. The event is sponsored by SVSU's Office of Diversity Programs, Dining Services, Conference and Events Center and Minority Student Services. For more information, call (989) 964-4068.