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Chef Wanda's Red Drink

Join Us for a Juneteenth Holiday Celebration

Experience the rich culinary traditions of Juneteenth with a special presentation by Chef Wanda Blake of Wanda's Cooking. Enjoy light refreshments as you delve into the stories behind the flavors and celebrate the spirit of this meaningful holiday!

Rock N Roux Gumbo Cook-off

The 100 Men Hall, Bay St Louis, MS brought together local chefs and cooks for their first annual Rock 'n' Roux Gumbo Cook-off.

Among the esteemed participants, Chef Wanda stood out, coming from Oakland, CA earning the 2nd place Turf category accolade for her exceptional Gumbo Z'Herbes!

Get Your Creole Spice

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We are thrilled to launch our new Gumbo FILÉ with an award-winning gumbo recipe from Chef Wanda Blake.
Made from ground thyme and sassafras leaves, this herb powder is a key ingredient in Creole soups and stews. It adds a distinctive earthy flavor and acts as a thickening agent to create a classic gumbo broth.

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Chef Wanda's Lecture Series

Mills College at Northeastern University, Oakland campus

Spice & Culture: A Global Exploration and Global Exchange

Sat., 10 am - 1 pm; March 16th - April 6th

This course will allow students to gain an appreciation for the cultural significance of spice, develop cultural dompetrency and an understanding of how pisces connect diverse cultures and learn practical culinary skills for using spices. Chef Wanda offers a compelling blend of cultural authenticity and culinary expertise. This course is not merely culinary experience, it is a platform for global cultural exchange, fostering understanding and unity through the universal language of food.

Chef Wanda is the Legacy Food Ambassador for Farms to Grow, Inc. 

Chef Wanda cooks a meal of Legacy Foods for Dr. Myers documentary "Rhythms of the Land" a Black Farmers, love story of Land and Family.
Visit the Farms to Grow, Inc website on the collaboration of work they are doing for Black Farmers.

Watch the Trailer - Rhythms of the Land Documentary