Community Members Feed the Soul
The Tubman African American museum raises money while taking people on a culinary journey to diversify their taste buds on Sunday.
About 20 local and celebrity guest chefs including News Talk Central's own, Liz Fabien, cooked up their own version of soul food. More than 100 guests dined on various foods from around the world including corn beef and cabbage from Ireland to exotic fish and tilapia from Nigeria. The event wraps up the Pan-African festival which started in April. Director of sales and marketing for the museum, Nicole Abdou said the event allows people to break bread while paying respect to different backgrounds.
"We wanted to celebrate the diversity in Macon,” Abdou said. “By doing so we've invited people, whosoever presenting here is either from here and has some ethnic tie to another country or they're from another country and have moved here and they're sharing the quintessential soul food of their country."
This is the first year the museum put an international twist on the cuisine.
All proceeds raised will go towards the museum's educational programs.