Afro–Vegan Cooking with Bryant Terry

Critically acclaimed author, chef, and food justice activist Bryant Terry discusses his book Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora. Shedding light on the intersections between poverty, structural racism and food insecurity, Terry pays tribute to Black culinary ingenuity by showcasing the voices of the African Diaspora. He’ll also walk you through a cooking demo.

Bryant Terry

Author of Black Food, James Bread Leadership Award Winner, & Founder of 4 Color Books

BRYANT TERRY (he/him) is a chef, food justice activist, and critically acclaimed author fighting for a more just and sustainable food system. Groundbreaking and rich, his work illuminates the intersections that exist today between poverty, structural racism, and food insecurity, in order to pave a new, better path forward. In his new book Black Food, Bryant offers a stunning and deeply heartfelt tribute to Black culinary ingenuity, capturing the broad and divergent voices of the African Diaspora in a way that’s never been done before.

"Bryant Terry knows that good food should be an everyday right and not a privilege.” - Alice Waters, renowned chef and food activist

Black Food, the latest book by James Beard award-winning author and chef Bryant Terry, is as much a joyful celebration of Black culture as it is a cookbook. The first publication under Terry’s 4 Color Books—a publishing imprint focusing on amplifying BIPOC voices—it’s already been named one of the best books of the year by Time Out and Publisher's Weekly, as well as one of Amazon’s best cookbooks. “Black Food" tells a global story of creativity, endurance, and imagination that was sustained in the face of dispersal, displacement, and oppression,” writes Imani Perry, a Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University. Terry himself serves as the Chef-in-Residence of the Museum of African Diaspora in San Francisco, making him the perfect expert to curate this innovative collection, which features contributions from more than 100 Black cultural luminaries—including recipes, poetry, artwork, and moving essays that describe the Black experience. Notable contributions include Emory Douglas, the creative director of Black Panther Party, and artist Sarina Mantle. “I want readers [...] to engage with their various odes to the Black experience, from an examination of Africa’s far-reaching culinary influence to a reflection on the deep connection between spirituality and land,” Terry tells

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