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July 18, 2019

As one of the most iconic and inspirational leaders of our time , the UN chief said: Nelson Mandela exemplified courage, compassion and commitment to freedom, peace and social justice . He lived [...]

December 14, 2018

A delectable dinner was served when chef, author and television personality Carla Hall hosted a pop-up dinner on Tuesday at the Brownsville Community Culinary Center to benefit the Melting Pot Foundation, an initiative [...]

December 6, 2018

Check out this video on the Brownsville Community Culinary Center from the Huffington Post! [...]

July 5, 2018

On a Saturday afternoon in Brownsville when everyone expected it to rain, Barkim Webster stood in line with his son waiting for a hamburger slider. The burgers on the grill were not from a chain restaurant, however, but from a school, prepared [...]

June 26, 2018

Not much upsets Chef Benjamin B.J. Dennis, but any mention of black-eyed peas strikes a particular nerve. Back home, Dennis has access to more than 20 varieties of field peas, including several rare heirloom types, yet dried black-eyed [...]

June 14, 2018

Brownsville Community Culinary Center offers a 40-week paid training program, helping a rotating cohort of neighborhood residents pursue careers in food. It s morning at the Brownsville Community Culinary Center (BCCC) and the [...]

May 15, 2018

Southern food, soul food, and barbecue are popping up in more and more restaurants across the country, but many of the people who are bringing this food to fancy restaurants look, unsurprisingly, very little like its original creators. Everyone s [...]

December 27, 2017

At the Brownsville Community Culinary Center, a new group of participants was tackling its first baking class. They were kneading dough and mostly silent as they focused on their work. The teacher darted in and out of the well-equipped back [...]


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