Bryant Terry to facilitate OKT Convening as part of book launch stop at Calvin College

As with his past two books, renowned chef, author and food justice activist, Bryant Terry, will launch his new book, Afro-Vegan, at Calvin College’s Wake up Weekend. And, as he did in 2012, he will make a special presentation in community as a special guest of Our Kitchen Table. We will post the time and location when that information becomes available.

Terry’s last book, Vegan Soul Kitchen, is critically acclaimed. If you’ve attended OKT events, you most likely have seen a copy of it–or seen the recipe card reprints that Terry gave us permission to share with our constituents. He is also the host of Urban Organic, a multi-episode web series that he co-created.

Terry’s interest in cooking, farming and community health can be traced back to his childhood in Memphis, Tennessee, where his grandparents inspired him to grow, prepare, and appreciate good food. Bryant’s work has been featured in the New York TimesFood and WineGourmetSunsetO: The Oprah MagazineEssenceYoga Journal, and Vegetarian Times among many other publications.

He has made dozens of national television and radio appearances, including being a guest on The Martha Stewart ShowEmeril GreenTell Me MoreMorning EditionThe Splendid Table, and The Tavis Smiley Show. As an exclusive speaker signed with the Lavin Agency, Bryant presents frequently around the country as a keynote speaker at conferences, community events, and and colleges, including Brown, Columbia, NYU, Smith, Stanford, and Yale.

Bryant completed the chef’s training program at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts in New York City. He holds an M.A. in American History from NYU. From 2008 to 2010, Bryant was a fellow of the Food and Society Policy Fellows Program. He lives and creates in Oakland, California, with his wife Jidan Koon and their daughter.


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