Soul Food in Southern Culture Appreciation Dinner Texarkana
The Texarkana Museums System will be hosting a very special event on Saturday, February 25, from 6 PM to 7:30 PM at the P. J. Ahern Home.
The event is called "Soul Food in Southern Culture" Appreciation or Appropriation? That's because many of the dishes that will be served represent the African American Culture in celebration of Black History Month. The appreciation dinner will feature a combination of traditional dishes and modern interpretations catered by Dre’Licious Dishes.
American cuisine is a patchwork quilt of foods and the food heritage of numerous cultures. Many traditional dishes have evolved to become part of the larger culture of the nation. Soul Food is a unique cuisine developed by African Americans in the Southern United States.
Over time, many of the quintessential dishes associated with Soul Food have become staples on dining tables throughout the South.
This merging of traditions has often created controversy when identifying what makes up Southern cuisine.
Is it Soul Food or Southern Food?
Can you take a traditional dish, change it, and make it something new while still acknowledging the culture from which it originated?” asks TMS Board President, Velvet Cool.
Guests will be served traditional fare alongside twists on those foods catered by Andre Watson of Dre’Licious Dishes. Dinner will be served at the P. J. Ahern Home, 403 Laurel Street, in Texarkana on Saturday, February 25.
Tickets are $40 each or $30 for TMS Members and are on sale now at TexarkanaMuseums.org/Events or by calling 903-793-4831.