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Chef Sets Community Table For Old And New Neighbors To Bond In East Austin

Gabriel Cristóver Pérez
Angela Shelf Medearis is hosting a "Lunch and Learn" series at the George Washington Carver Museum.

A new series at the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center will use food to create connections with the history showcased in the museum and the contributions of African and African-Americans to food around the world.

Austin chef and writer Angela Shelf Medearis kicks off the “Eat Your Way Through History: Lunch and Learn” events Monday with an African, Caribbean and Texan menu. She’s hoping people from all over Austin will come to learn some history and about each other.

KUT's Jennifer Stayton met up with Medearis to hear more about using food to bring people together. Listen to their extended conversation:

Jennifer Stayton is the local host for NPR's "Morning Edition" on KUT. Got a tip? Email her at Follow her on X @jenstayton.