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A Taste of History Cooking Class

Experience and taste summer and spring crops from Common Good City Farm and learn more about DC’s historic LeDroit Park. Dishes will be inspired by notable residents and showcase the season’s bounty. Chef Kat will demonstrate how to make each of the following dishes and then participants will have the opportunity to sample each dish. 



Each dish will spotlight a notable resident of LeDroit Park and feature farm-fresh foods from Common Good.


  • Named after the poet and LeDroit Park resident Paul Laurence Dunbar

  • Cut vegetable platter featuring radish, snap peas, carrots and sweet peppers with assorted homemade dressings (i.e. spicy peanut, green goddess)


  • Named after Octavius Williams, the first black resident of LeDroit Park

  • Buttermilk Fried Okra with Spicy Ranch


  • Named after Mary Church Tyrell’s home, which is a National Historic Landmark

  • Baked Ratatouille, featuring tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant and basil


  • Inspired by the style of homes built in the neighborhood, which include Gothic cottages and Italian Villas

  • Arugula, peaches, goat cheese and herbs

This cooking workshop will be taught by Kat Campbell-Houston. Kat Campbell-Houston created Kutlery as an outlet to document her journey with cooking. Over the years, the blog, and its corresponding Instagram account, have come to include travel and design. Kutlery provides video cooking tutorials, recipes, and travel tips in an informal and conversational manner-while maintaining a tone of natural curiosity for the unexplored and unexpected. Kat believes we eat with our eyes, and has pushed herself to learn and master plating, food photography and culinary design.

Kat has been a farmer’s market regular since a child, often shopping with her parents at Millers Farm or LD Greens in Maryland. Additionally, she supports many local businesses and has featured several on her blog.

Earlier Event: June 17
Little Farmers Toddler Program
Later Event: June 24
Little Farmers Toddler Program