What you'll do
You will meet at Momma Cherri's home kitchen to begin cooking the dishes that Gordon Ramsay loved. Before the session begins Momma Cherri will communicate with each of you and let you know what's on the menu. Together with her daughter Kat, we will cook a three course soulfood lunch. Starters , main course and dessert. Starter options include catfish goujons, sweet potato salad, cornbread or coleslaw, The main course options will include either Southern fried chicken with rice and black eye peas, or Vegetable or Meat jambalaya with chicken, chorizo and prawns and candied sweet potatoes, Dessert options are peach cobbler or keylime pie. Momma Cherri will take you through the history and origins of American Soul Food, browse through her extensive cookbook collection, and share tips on how to make your money go further when cooking through her "don't bin it, spin it" philosophy. She will also share what Gordon Ramsay was REALLY like, as well as her whirlwind YouTube success. You will then be able to eat the food on site and take home any leftovers you have made.
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Charita Jones opened Momma Cherri's Soulfood Shack in Brighton in 2001, after moving to the UK from the US in 1978. The Shack became an overnight success after appearing on Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares where he famously finished his plate. Momma appeared on many TV shows as a celebrity chef and cook book author, and is a qualified drama teacher. Momma shares her knowledge with her local community by doing events at prisons, schools, and community centers, as well as globally through her YouTube channel which has over 83k subscribers where she cooks for her foster kids, friends & family.
you eat what you cook and take it away leftovers. I will provide water, tea, coffee, recipe card & a sample of my love dust…
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Where you'll be
Meeting place will be at my quirky family photo filled home I will give each guest recommendations of where they can purchase the ingredients. You will get directions once you have booked and paid.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.
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Up to 6 guests ages 4 and up can attend. It’s up to each guest to understand the ingredients being used and communicate any allergies or dietary restrictions to the host. Guests should also consider that consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry,…
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
Please note: Soul Food is NOT spicy, it is filled with flavor. The event is suitable for all ages. Children are welcomed to come along with an adult. You will be able to buy some of my homemade spices
Cook Soulfood Lunch with Momma Cherri