Community Cooking

September 17, 2022 - 02:00 pm

Celebrate Welcoming Week with Brooklyn Public Library and Emma’s Torch, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering refugees through providing paid culinary training, professional development, and English language skills training.  We will cook live at Greenpoint Library with Emma’s Torch alumni, Jahck Diack, who will share his recipe for Yassa, a dish from his home country of Senegal.

“One of my earliest memories of Yassa was actually not one that was pleasant; I was a young boy in the kitchen helping my mom and remember spilling hot oil on my foot. Nowadays, I love Yassa. It reminds me of being home, no matter where I am in the world, and I chose it as my signature dish to present at my Emma’s Torch graduation.”

Visit a week before the program, for the full recipe.

Interested in sharing* a family a recipe?  Please email us at [email protected].


*Please don’t send any recipes exactly as they appear in printed recipe books as these may have copyright restrictions.

Immigrant Services Program

The Everyone is Welcome Here world language series is provided through the generous support of Apple Bank, celebrating over 25 years in Brooklyn and nearly 160 years of neighborhood banking in greater New York. Visit for more information.

Event Details

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