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Cooking Up Community: Congolese Mikates

April 26, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT


On April 26th at 6 pm Pamela Badila will demonstrate Mikate, a Congolese dessert, also known as puff-puff in western Africa. These beignets come with mango sauce and mint leaves. Contrary to New Orleans beignets, the Mikate are made with just flour and sugar and fried. 

Pamela is an artist, dancer, and folkteller. She, along with her late husband Elombe Badila, are cofounders of the Diata Diata International Folkloric Theatre. Badila has been a cultural pillar of Columbia County since relocating to the area in the late 1990s.

This program will happen in person, in the Hudson Area Library Community Room. No registration is required. All are welcome. Cooking Up Community is part of New York Folklore’s ongoing project “What’s Cooking Capital District?” The project highlights food and foodways traditions found in the greater Capital Region of New York and is supported by HumanitiesNY and Berkshire Taconic Foundation.  


April 26, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
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Hudson Area Library
51 North 5th Street
Hudson, NY 12534 United States
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