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Aiken tastes traditional African food at Black History Month dinner

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AIKEN, SC (WFXG) -

As they kick off Black History Month, the Center for African American History, Art and Culture in Aiken hosted 'Meals from the Motherland.' The first annual event gave attendants a taste of African food.

The Center served peanut soup, mango salad and a variety of other traditional dishes. 'Meals from the Motherland' is a fundraiser organized to bring Africa to Aikenm, and an opportunity to share culture of Ghana through recipes.

"What I love about the African dishes is they're very healthy. They're very very healthy," said Jo-Anne Saunders, Executive Director at the CAAHAC. "We tend to put salt and pepper on a lot of our food. They really don't like salt or pepper. They tend to be vegetarians, and they like raw fruit and vegetables."

 Guests enjoyed live music and a brief history lesson about other traditional African cuisine.

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