Event Update
  • Registration now open for the January 29, 2024 Tastes of Culture taking place at University College Whitney Hall.

How does food teach us about culture, community and wellness? What stories and social or political contexts shape our relationship with the food that sustains us?


UTM International Education Centre and Hart House co-present a multi-session journey to explore and expand our understanding of how food informs culture and wellness. Each session will be an interactive conversation, led by a food and culture expert who will share a recipe that is significant to their culture and personal history.

A Taste Of Culture - A Dining Experience featuring Multi-Ethnic African Cuisine

Join renowned food advocate and educator Chef Bashir Munye and Holistic Nutritionist Idil Fahar for A Taste of Culture- A Dining Experience featuring Multi-Ethnic African Cuisine. Both Chef Bashir and Idil will pay homage to their East African Nomadic roots as they take you on a culinary journey of the many different multi-ethnic cuisines of Africa. Using various recipes from across the continent, they will tell the story of culture, wellness and resilience through food. 

Participants will join Chef Bashir and Idil in cooking a full course meal featuring foods from East, West, Central and Northern Africa. Food or ingredients used in this recipe will initiate the conversation around the significance of specific ingredients in histories, cultures, and communities.

This event is for students from all three of U of T's campuses!

The experience will feature the following menu:

  • Ye’Abasha Gomen- Ethiopian Collard Greens
  • Herrissa Chicken Stew / Hearty Herrissa Vegetable Stew (vegan option)
  • Za’atar Cauliflower Steaks
  • Spice Sobolo Punch - Spiced Hibiscus Punch
  • Tiger Nut Milk
  • Somali Mendzi + Timir- Puff Puffs + Dates

Session Facilitators


UTM International Education Centre

Event Metadata

Event Ended

  • Date: Mon, Nov 13, 2023
  • Upcoming Recurrences

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  • Time & Duration: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm (EST) (2h)
  • Cost:
    • Students Only


  • Venues:
    • Nov 13, 2023 University of Toronto Mississauga, Oscar Peterson Hall (OPH) Residence, 6th floor
    • Jan 29, 2024 University College,
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What's On

  1. May 24  – May 31
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