With the culinary world abuzz in organic and sustainable meat, it is refreshing to see and read about vegan chefs like Bryant Terry.
As profiled on the Earth First blog, Bryant Terry is an up and coming eco chef who thinks as much about his crafty ingredients as he does about his community.
Terry founded b-healthy! (Build Healthy Eating and Lifestyles to Help Youth) in 2002, a program created to raise awareness about food justice issues that inspires and empowers youth to get involved in creating a more just and sustainable food system. Terry’s motivation was simple: he felt like people living in poor communities, where high quality, fresh food isn’t always readily available, get the short end of the stick. Since then he has become one of the most important voices speaking out for the rights of poor communities to have access to healthy, sustainable food.
Aside from his local community work, he is a bonafide cookbook author, having one book published in 2006 and another on the way in March 2009, aptly entitled Vegan Soul Kitchen.
As if the above weren’t cool enough, Bryant Terry was recently nominated to serve as President Elect Obama’s personal White House chef. How terribly cool is that.
Get ready to read more on Bryant Terry if this happens. We wish him all the best.