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Food for the Soul

By using history as far more than mere reference, Gilda Rogers' words and Ada Asghedom's dishes deliver a one-two punch of African culinary culture and its influences on modern soul food in a program presented by the Monmouth County Historical Association.

Gilda Rogers, with historian/graphic artist Lynn Fylak
Gilda Rogers, with historian/graphic artist Lynn Fylak

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MONMOUTH COUNTY HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION. The MCHA’s website lists its historical houses, events, exhibits and many programs:

T. THOMAS FORTUNE CULTURAL CENTER. Located in Red Bank, the center offers myriad educational programs and events, as well as tours. Website:

ADA’S GOJJO. Located in Asbury Park, the restaurant is open year-round. Website:


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