Bryant Terry is an eco chef, food justice activist, and the author of three books, including his latest The Inspired Vegan. He is also the host of Urban Organic, a new multi-episode web series. He has garnered many honors and awards for his work including receiving the inaugural Natural Gourmet Institute Award for Excellence in Health-Supportive Food Education. Bryant's first book, coauthored with Anna Lappé, Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen, is a winner of a 2007 Nautilus Award for Social Change. Bryant contributes essays and recipes to a number of online and print outlets, and his work has been featured in Gourmet, Food and Wine, The New York Times Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, Vibe, and many other publications. Bryant completed the Chef's Training Program at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts in New York City and he holds an M.A. in American History from New York University.
Cooking Classes for the 2014 Cruise
Cooking Class: Vegan Soups and Stews
This class will emphasize the importance of eating seasonally by demonstrating warming and hearty vegan soups and stews that are perfect for late fall and winter. The simple, ingredient-driven recipes presented will make filling centerpieces at intimate family dinners or larger gatherings.
Cooking Class: Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Food Remixed
This class will explore the breadth and richness of Afro-diasporic food by demonstrating how to make exciting and approachable recipes that draw from the staples, cooking techniques, and flavor profiles of Africa, the Caribbean, and the American South. The guiding philosophy behind all the dishes is simple: freshly-made food with really good ingredients will always make delicious dishes.
Class: Spring Detox
Historically, spring has been a time for clearing out the old to make room for the new. This lecture will discuss gentle and safe ways of cleansing mind, body, and spirit to help you spring forward in 2014. The class will provide tips for creating space to give yourself much-needed attention. It will emphasize the positive benefits of daily meditation, liver-gallbladder cleansing, and focusing on the positive things in life. You will leave with ideas and resources to start a gentle cleansing regime for the upcoming vernal equinox (March 20, 2014), as well as prepare for conscious renewal during the fall equinox.