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APPETITE FOR CHANGE cooking class at Cooks Bellecour St. Paul with Appetite for Change and Beth Dooley

August 11 @ 3:00 pm 5:00 pm CST

Join Appetite for Change and Beth Dooley at Cooks Bellecour St. Paul for a collaborative cooking class featuring recipes from their new book, Appetite for Change: Soulful Recipes from a North Minneapolis Kitchen, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 11.

Menu: Caribbean Coleslaw, Red Bean and Rice with Coconut Cornbread, Pineapple Upside Down Cake

This is a ticketed event. Each registered guest will receive a copy of the book.


Appetite for Change is filled with soul food classics that feature light twists and local touches and show how multiple cultures can commingle within one cookbook—and even one plate. Healthy, affordable, easy, and delicious, all of these recipes connect with stories of how the people and purpose behind the Northside Minneapolis nonprofit Appetite For Change bring nourishing hope and new life to an entire community.

Appetite for Change represents a collective roar of still-small voices dedicated to reimagining and reinventing the food system across a growingly diverse Minnesota and beyond. The delicacies in this book bridge the everyday and the celebratory with a heaping helping of Minnesota nice and the full heart of a hopeful community.” —Michael W. Twitty, James Beard Award–winning author of The Cooking Gene: A Journey through African-American Culinary History in the Old South

“Within these pages, you will find old tried-and-true recipes plus new healthy, creative, and innovative ones. It’s all included in this memorable, delightful, and delicious collection from the founders and friends of Appetite For Change. From Red Velvet Cake to Fried Green Tomatoes and the Breaking Bread Kale Salad, you will awaken memories and make new ones. This cookbook is a marvelous culinary collection to enjoy reading and cooking from.” —Sue Zelickson, cookbook editor and former food reporter

“Heart, soul, and deliciousness are what Appetite For Change has always delivered to the North Minneapolis community. Through their cafe, workshops, and many vegetable gardens, they’ve fed their neighborhood and brought hope for health, wealth, and social change. Now we all can cook the AFC love at home with our families. From Corn and Ricotta Pancakes to Purple Rain Salad and Harvey’s Tea Cakes, there are recipes for every meal of the day. Spread the love and great food by gifting this book to everyone you care about!” —Zoë François, author of Zoë Bakes Cakes and TV host of Zoë Bakes

“Not many things bring—and keep—people together quite like food. Not only does it fuel our bodies, it nourishes our souls and opens our minds. The most important thing about food is that it is for everyone. Food does not nourish less based on your status, nor does it prefer who receives the joy it brings—it does not discriminate. It has, however, been weaponized and used as a tool for separation and injustice, which is part of what makes the work Appetite For Change does so important. Appetite for Change brings together the food of a community, the food of the many cultures that make our world so beautiful in its differences yet so connected at its roots. Within this book, you will find approachable recipes that will diversify your palate and are focused on the home cook, with easy-to-follow instructions and easy-to-source ingredients. This is a beautiful and deliciously written book.”—Justin Sutherland, author of Northern Soul and chef/owner of Big E

Cooks Bellecour St. Paul

877 Grand Ave
St. Paul, Minnesota 55105 United States
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(651) 228-1333
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