The McMaster Student Wellness Centre is extremely excited to have introduced Home-cooked at Mac in the Fall 2022 and Winter 2023 terms. Thank you to the McMaster Okanagan Committee for funding this program, supporting its development, and maintaining their endearing commitment to our community’s health and well-being.
What is Home-cooked at Mac?
There are few better ways to learn about one’s culture than through preparing and sharing food. Here’s what you can expect from Home-cooked at Mac!
Home-cooked at Mac Structure
Recipe Instructional Videos
Meal Kits *(This portion of Home Cooked is now closed)
Who’s in the videos?
Chefs: Dr. Adrianne Xavier, Assistant Professor in Anthropology and Indigenous Studies, and her mother Kitty Lynn
Dish: Twisted Sisters Soup
Region: Six Nations of the Grand River
Dish: Chakalaka Grilled Cheese
Region: South Africa
Chefs: Zeinab Khawaja, Health Promoter at the Student Wellness Centre, and her dad, Faizullah Khawaja
Dish: Chicken Karahi
Chefs: Parsia Parnian, McMaster student, and his mom, Neda Parnian
Home-cooked at Mac Land Acknowledgment
All shots for Home-cooked at Mac were filmed at the McMaster Alumni House located on the traditional territories of the Mississauga and Haudenosaunee nations, and within the lands protected by the “Dish with One Spoon” wampum agreement. This agreement encourages everyone living on the lands to share and collectively maintain the land and its resources. Some central tenets of the agreement include leaving enough for others and protecting the vitality of the land itself.
It is an immense privilege to be on this land and share our foods and cultures while learning to source ingredients sustainably and take care of each other.