Podcast: Afro-Vegan by Bryant Terry

Afro-Vegan--book coverAfro-Vegan by Bryant Terry is about eating close to home.
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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Ellen Goldsmith

Ellen Goldsmith

Ellen Goldsmith is a licensed and nationally board certified acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist. She has been in the field of Asian medicine for the past 30 years, teaching, speaking and working with thousands of people to give them the resources, skills and tools they seek to improve the quality of their health and lives. Ellen is the author of the well respected book, Nutritional Healing with Chinese Medicine: + 175 Recipes for Optimal Health. She is on faculty at the National University of Natural Medicine’s College of Classical Chinese Medicine in Portland, Oregon.

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