MARQUETTE — Black History Month is drawing to a close, and the Black Student Union at Northern Michigan University wanted to go out with a bang.
So, they decided to host a Soul Food Taster at the Jacobetti Complex to celebrate an important cultural tradition. Soul Food consists of recipes created by Southern African Americans who brought those recipes with them as they moved across the country.
“It could be collard greens, sweet potatoes, fried chicken. There’s a lot of different stuff,” said Jeulani Gahiji, Co-President of the Black Student Union. Gahiji also helped cook the meal, “My mom taught me everything. I started cooking probably when I was 14 or 15 and more recently I’ve been able to do it on my own without her help. So, I’ve been getting a little bit better now that I’m getting older.”
Also on the menu was baked mac-and-cheese as well as numerous deserts. Community members and students alike turned out to enjoy the tasty spread.