Bryant Terry

by Alexis on May 28, 2013

In Issue No. 11, chef, writer, and activist Bryant Terry was among the contributors to the “Screen Play” column, sharing one of his favorite food-related flicks. One of Bryant’s missions has been to redefine soul food. Modern comfort foods associated with the soul food—like fried chicken, and biscuits and gravy—aren’t on anyone’s health food lists. But Bryant points out that the traditional daily diets of African-Americans of past generations were full of healthy foods like leafy greens and legumes. In his cookbook Vegan Soul Kitchen, Bryant’s delicious recipes focus on this side of southern cooking. And with a nod to jazz jam sessions, Bryant’s latest cookbook, The Inspired Vegan, is focused on his favorite preparation and cooking techniques, as well as basic recipes with room to improvise and make them your own.

I often find myself searching for inspiration for a particularly delicious meal when I have vegan or vegetarian friends coming to dinner. Next time I’m planning a meal to share, I’m sure I’ll be looking to Bryant’s delicious recipes!

{Images from Bryant Terry}

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