Foodways of the African Diaspora

Explore the unique relationships between African, African Caribbean and African American foodways:

  • Experience traditional cookery classes, restaurants, lectures, village festivals and local markets.
  • Educational tour begins in Ghana continues to Barbados and concludes in South Carolina.

Outcomes to benefit those living throughout the African Diaspora:

  • Discover ways to encourage healthy eating based on the African Heritage Diet Pyramid.
  • Add value to local products for production and distribution.
  • Partner with nutrition educators to establish African Heritage Cooking Clubs.
  • Collect data for foodways research or to write a historical cookbook.


Ghana activities may include:

  • Fish Farm
  • Cocoa Farm
  • Tilapia and Mushroom Farm
  • Darsfield Earthcare & Farm Tech Foundation
  • Ghana Cocoa Sheanut Farmers Association
  • Cape Coast Castle.

In country escorts TBA


Barbados activities may include:

  • Sugar plantation and sugar factory.

Sugar factories – Andrews (St. Joseph) and Portvale (St. James) Muscovado Sugar (Muscovado Gold is the brand; sometimes simply called Barbados Sugar)

  • Mount Gay Rum Tour or Agapey Chocolate Factory.
  • ARMAG Farms (processing ground provisions i.e. sweet potato, cassava, yam)

In country escorts:

Hospitality Institute, Barbados Community College


Charleston SC activities may include:

  • Middleton Place (18th and National Historic Landmark)
  • Carolina Aromatic Rice Plantation
  • Old Slave Mart Museum

In country escorts:

Culinary Institute of Charleston, Trident Technical College

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