reclaim your roots
Soul food Genius is a 6-week
virtual course catering to the African diaspora by centering our
Join a community of Black folks reclaiming, restoring, and deepening their relationship to their ancestral culinary traditions. This deep exploration of soul food’s genius reveals the origins and pattern language of our cuisine though an embodied practice of food as medicine.
SOUL FOOD IS INTUITIVE, COMPLEX, REVELATORY, AND REDEMPTIVE.
How does it feel, when I tell you that our much maligned and appropriated foods constitute a meaning-rich, afro-indigenous cuisine that deserves intentionality and scholarly interrogation on its own terms?
We are living in a time where we are bombarded with health claims that have nothing to do with black bodies, processed foods that target and harm us and culinary respectability politics that limit our ancestral connection.
But what if the lessons to our specific well-being have already been articulated and passed down to us?
What if our indigneiety lived in the reenactment of ritual
or as we like to call it… recipe.
BECOME A SOUL FOOD GENIUS with Asia Dorsey and Justin Robinson and build a bridge from the past into a beloved future that is delicious, nutritious and delightful.
who are your guides?
He works for ExtraTerrestrial Projects as the Sustainable Landscapes Manager and at the North Carolina Natural Heritage Commission as a Botanist. Descended from a long line of people with digestive problems, Justin accidentally healed his gut by growing, cooking and eating the Indigenous cuisine of his Ọ̀yọ́ ancestors.
Justin has run a successful catering operation and has studied culinary traditions with elders of various indigenous nations of the Southeastern US, among the Yorùbá of Nigeria and within African-American communities in the South.
When Asia decided to take her health into her own hands, she apprenticed with Kay Baxter of the Koanga Institute in Wairoa, New Zealand where she learned the tenets of biological agriculture, ancestral nutrition and how to heal her mind by healing her gut with traditional foods. Amazed by her talent in gut healing, Asia created the Five Points Fermentation Company to bring artisanally crafted, bioregional, probiotic foods and brews to her people. She grew to serve private clients, restaurants and grocery stores.
Along the way Asia discovered the deep value of plant medicine with the Ancestral Herbalism Healing Collective. She deepened her herbal practice with years of mentorship and apprenticeship with Wise Women herbalists and has since become a traditional African American Rootworker using food medicines as a vehicle for deep physical and spiritual transformation. Asia is the owner of Bones Bugs and Botany, an educational ﬁrm committed to embodied liberation.
what will you uncover?
black eyed peas
sweet potato pie
BONUS Week: ??
SOUL FOOD GENIUS
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Interactive Activities + Debate
Weekly Embodiment Practices
Recipes + Ancestral Practices
Live Podcast Recording
Bonus Food Lesson
live zoom schedule
HOW DO WE APPROACH knowing + learning?
Self Reflection + Contemplation
Local Food System Navigation
Genius is the soul's desire for
unification with the divine.
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Frequently asked questions
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Can white + other NON-BLACK BIPOC people join?
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Do students finish this course?
You have your ancestors' body. Love them.