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Congo Cravings: Chicken Mwamba, Sweet Plantains, & Fufu

Thursday, October 12, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


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In this interactive cooking class, Marianne Tshihamba serves up dishes inspired by her travels. Take a trip to Chef Tshihamba’s home country, the Congo! Chicken Mwamba is a savory dish native to Central Africa that has been deemed the national dish of the Congo. It is a simple, but delicious dish that serves as a great introduction to African cuisine. Pair the sauce of the chicken with the sweetness of plaintains and you’ve got yourself a plate-licking meal! Lastly, Chef Tshihamba will walk you through the Congolese version of mashed potatoes (fufu), to round the full meal out.

Join Hill Center and Marianne for this tasty tour of Central Africa!

Complimentary beer and wine are included in the price of the course!

An ingredients list and recipes will be sent out following the class.

Marianne Tshihamba - Hill Center

Marianne Tshihamba has traveled the world pursuing new flavors and demystifying unfamiliar ingredients. Here in the Washington area, she has scouted the countless international grocery stores that stock their shelves with a wide range of products to serve the needs of our diverse community. Good food knows no boundaries or borders. Check out Marianne on WJLA, where she makes regular appearances to discuss her food and travels.

This class requires at least 6 participants. Participants will be notified if the minimum is not met. Registration will close a couple days before the class so the instructor can shop for the appropriate amount of ingredients. 

Hill Center is dedicated to making our programming equitable and accessible to all. If cost, accessibility, or other obstacles are a barrier to attending a program, please contact and we will be happy to work out a solution.

If you need assistance registering, please check out these step-by-step instructionsvideo tutorial or call (202) 549-4172 for assistance.


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Thursday, October 12, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hill Center DC
921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States


$69 per person
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