Taste of Black Austin | Green Book
6:30 PM18:30

Taste of Black Austin | Green Book

Taste of Black Austin explores the history of our community's economic development through the food of specific eras. This year the creations of eight of Austin’s favorite Black chefs and a curated photo exhibition showcase how Victor H. Green's "Negro Motorist Green-Book” enabled safer black car travel through a segregated country.

This resource, published for 30 years, listed locations where black travelers could eat and sleep without degradation or fear. Taste of Black Austin guests will sample cuisine reminiscent of meals served to African American travelers from churches, homes, and black-owned cafes throughout the Jim Crow south. The menu features bite-size versions of dishes found in archived recipe books and menus.

Get your Taste of Black Austin ticket today and savor a bite of history.

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Chef to Chef featuring Chef Pierre Thaim
12:00 PM12:00

Chef to Chef featuring Chef Pierre Thaim

Join us as we welcome the celebrated leader of Senegalese and pan-African cuisine, Chef Pierre Thiam. 

Chef to Chef offers food professionals the hands-on opportunity to learn technique and prepare seminal Senegalese dishes with Chef Pierre. 

Food+Culture offers diners the opportunity to experience Senegal’s food history with Chef Pierre, one bite at a time. 



March 21, 2017, 7-9pm, The Cook’s Nook

20 participants

Touted as “The King of New African Cuisine”, Pierre Thiam is a world-renowned chef, restaurateur and celebrated cookbook author.  

Currently the Executive Chef at the celebrated Nok by Alara in Lagos, Nigeria, his pan-African fine dining menu brings an elevated experience of the African diaspora onto the table. Pierre Thiam Catering introduces contemporary interpretations of ethnic flavors to a diverse, savvy clientele. Thiam is a leading advocate for responsible tourism, as well as a spokesperson for the rich culinary history of Africa and its Diaspora.  

His first book, Yolele! Recipes from the Heart of Senegal was a nominated finalist of the IACP Julia Child Cookbook Award as well as a Special Jury Award Winner at The Gourmand World Cookbook in Paris. His second book, SENEGAL: Modern Senegalese Recipes from the Source to the Bowl was nominated James Beard Award for Best International Cookbook.  

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