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Heritage Cooking: Eat Your Greens! (virtual)

Happy New Year!

People from different cultures use food to celebrate the New Year. African Americans who migrated from the South brought the tradition of eating greens and black-eyed peas to bring money and luck in the new year. Our Chinese neighbors have an extensive menu of at least 7 special dishes, like long noodles, to have a long and prosperous year. Families with a Polish heritage will include silvery herring on the menu to symbolize money. We will cook and eat our greens along with beans in traditional recipes updated in a healthy vegetarian way to invoke money and good fortune for 2023.

Join folkways historian, Dr. Cassandra Gunkel and Tyler State Park Educator, Bonnie Tobin as we discuss our shared history and connections through greens. Participants will receive recipes and shopping list in advance so you can choose to cook along or just join for the presentation and discussion.

Registration will close at 9 am on Dec 30, 2022. Recipes and meeting link will be sent at that time via email from btobin@pa.gov.

Also in this series - Heritage Cooking: Family Bread - Dec 4, 2022

Sunday, January 1 at 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Tyler State Park, Virtual. Meeting link will be provided upon completion of registration
101 Swamp Rd., Newtown, PA 18940-1151


State Parks


Educational Programs, History



Target Audience

Teachers/Educators, Senior Citizens


Free, pre-registration required

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