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Try Your Hand at Johnnycakes, an Early American Food, During This Free Cooking Class

Looking to brush up on your kitchen skills? Charleston’s Main Library is hosting a plethora of cooking classes throughout the summer. Join in on Tuesday, July 9th to learn how to make traditional johnnycakes and a homemade ginger ale soda with the Lowcountry Food Bank's Charlie Cart mobile kitchen. You’ll also try samples of both. Don’t miss it!

What's a Charlie Cart? Good question! The Charlie Cart is a mobile kitchen classroom that delivers hands-on nutrition education. Lowcountry Food Bank and the Charlie Cart provide the tools and knowledge children need to make healthy choices for life. Cooking is an ideal medium for learning: it is hands-on, engaging and rewarding. Hands-on learning promotes success across disciplines and develops collaboration, critical thinking skills, and subject mastery.

Johnnycake is a cornmeal flatbread. An early American staple food, it is prepared on the Atlantic coast from Newfoundland to Jamaica. The food originates from the native inhabitants of North America. It is still eaten in the West Indies, Dominican Republic, Saint Croix, The Bahamas, Colombia, and Bermuda as well as in the United States and Canada. Don’t miss out the chance to make them yourself!

This program is made possible through a partnership with the Lowcountry Food Bank through its Nutrition Initiatives. The Lowcountry Food Bank is a 501(c)3 non-profit that?distributes donated food to a network of nearly 300 member agencies?throughout 10 coastal counties in South Carolina, including soup kitchens, homeless shelters and emergency food pantries.

Learn how to make a unique recipe at this cooking class! Admission is free. A liability waiver must be completed prior to participation in program by either the participant or the parent or guardian if the participant is under 18. Registration is required. Please call 843-805-6841 to register.

Parks at Nexton Apartments in Summerville, South Carolina goes out of our way to ensure that you lead the lifestyle you have always desired. Even in today’s modern world, one thing remains certain: nothing is more rewarding than a life well-lived, so make plans to attend this event today!

Event Time/Date:
Tuesday, July 09, 2019—2:00 PM

Event Venue Location:
Main Library
68 Calhoun Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29401

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