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Yolele! Recipes from the Heart of Senegal


Experience rich and bold flavors of West Africa!

Celebrate the art of cooking at the Museum of Fine Arts on Thursday, October 24, 2013, 6 – 8p.m.
Cooking demonstration and book-signing with Chef Pierre Thiam.

$35 MFA members, $45 nonmembers
Ticket includes three courses and a souvenir recipe card of the dishes prepared.
Reservations required by Friday, October 18.  Please call 727.896.2667, ext. 210 for tickets or for more details.

Chef, restaurateur, and cookbook author Pierre Thiam grew up in Dakar, Senegal, and moved to New York in the late 1980s. By 2001, he had opened his first restaurant, Yolele, a visionary African bistro in Brooklyn. His Le Grand-Dakar Restaurant opened just three years later in neighboring Clinton Hill. He currently owns Pierre Thiam Catering and serves as a consulting chef for restaurants in New York City and beyond.  His cookbook, Yolele! Recipes from the Heart of Senegal, was a finalist for the Julia Child Cookbook Award and won the Gourmand World Cookbook’s Special Jury Award at the Paris World Cookbook Fair.

Mr. Thiam lectures and conducts cooking classes around the globe and has appeared on the Food Network, including Iron Chef; ABC’s Eyewitness News; and NBC’s TODAY Show. He has been profiled on CNN’s Inside Africa and interviewed on NPR’s Splendid Table.

Made possible by Bank of America.

In partnership with Art Institute of Tampa.

Event Details

October 24, 2013

6–8 pm

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