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Jefferson School Heritage Center Hosts First Annual Greens Cook Off

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -

People in Charlottesville got a chance to try some southern comfort food Saturday.

The Jefferson School African American Heritage center held its first Annual Greens Cook Off. Five judges tasted 15 different recipes for greens. But the goal wasn't just to eat some good food; it was a chance to talk about different cultures in the community.

Andrea Douglas from the Heritage Center said, “Food gives us an opportunity to have a pan-African conversation. It gives us an opportunity to have a conversation about human beings.

The Heritage Center says this will become an annual event in November. They haven't decided just yet whether the cook off will always be for greens, or if they'll feature a different dish next year.

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