Cooking Up Traditions with AARP Dallas-Fort Worth

Posted on 11/23/20 by Evelin De La Rosa

Whether you are craving authentic food from well-known chefs in North Texas or simply looking to make something different and delicious in your own kitchen, AARP Dallas-Fort Worth presents a free video series that may be of interest to you.


“Cooking Up Traditions” is a video series to be presented on the AARP Texas Facebook page – -- that will highlight three well-known Black chefs in North Texas who put their hearts into their cooking.  The goal is to bring greater awareness and recognition to the achievements, artistry, and cultural contributions of these and other culinary professionals in Dallas-Fort Worth. Each chef will converse about their journey and share recipes that they attribute to their family traditions.

  • The series opens at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, with Tisha Crear, owner of Recipe Oak Cliff. Crear, originally from Dallas, loves sharing her culture through her food. At 14, she gave up eating meat and moved to New York. When she returned to her hometown, she began serving healthier foods. Today, Crear brings affordable, authentic, healthy vegan food to her community of South Oak Cliff. In this edition, she’ll share her hibiscus tea recipe. The beverage can help lower blood pressure, promote weight loss, and keep immune systems healthy.
  • In the second edition of the series, at 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, Chef Shaneka Baylor will talk about how she changed her own diet toward healthier eating. Baylor is a member of Chefs for Seniors, a meal-preparation service that provides nutritious foods in Arlington and Grand Prairie. In this segment, Baylor shares a turkey meatloaf recipe.
  • The third edition airs at 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14, and features Chef Amber Williams. She brings Creole fusion to kitchens with shrimp and grits. Williams, the owner of Le Rouge Cuisine, brings a Louisiana background to North Texas.

Registration for the events is not required, but more information can be found here:

-- Evelin De la Rosa

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