Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean and Southern Flavors Remixed
Bryant Terry is a chef, educator, and author renowned for his activism to create a healthy, just, and sustainable food system. In regard to his work, Bryant’s mentor Alice Waters says, “Bryant Terry knows that good food should be an everyday right and not a privilege.” Bryant is the author of four books and and the host of Urban Organic-a multi-episode web series that he co-created.
Bryant Terry’ s new book, Afro-Vegan offers readers a flavorful, artistic and cultural journey into the power of whole- plant based cooking. He brings familiar foods forward that are integral to African culture and have traversed the globe as the African diaspora has. His interweaving of traditions, his innovation and spice are inspired by his commitment to health and empowering people in eating close to the source to re-vitalize physical and spiritual health. Whether it be growing your own food, taking part in a community garden, shopping at a local farmers market or eating with others, Bryant is passionate about bringing healthy, plant based cooking into communities and connecting people to their traditions.
Honoring heritage with whole foods is integral in addressing the crisis of obesity, hypertension, Type 2 diabetes, and heart disease affecting African-American communities in this country today.
Part One of the interview explores the roots of Bryant’s philosophy in creating viable, health promoting, delicious food while bringing people closer to their traditions and heritage.
This is food for all and all for food.
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