On Jan. 19 at 7:30 p.m., Bryant Terry—eco chef, food justice activist and author of Vegan Soul Kitchen: Fresh, Healthy, and Creative African-American Cuisine—will deliver a lecture on “Food Justice” at Westminster College at the Vieve Gore Concert Hall in the Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory. The recipient of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Food and Society Policy Fellowship, Terry recently worked with faith- and community-based organizations in the urban south to raise awareness, develop policies and make “fresh, healthy, and culturally appropriate food affordable to community members.” In 2002, he founded b-healthy! (Build Healthy Eating and Lifestyles to Help Youth), a multiyear initiative designed to empower youth to be active in creating a more just and sustainable food system. His talk will explore the concept of food justice and positions us to understand how poverty, racism and classism impact peoples’ opportunities to access healthy food and live healthy lives. The event is free and open to the public.
Gone Too Soon
I was bummed out to learn that Spoony & Nata’s Down Home Cuisine has closed for public dining. At this time the restaurant is offering only private catering, specializing in New Orleans-style cuisine and Southern Louisiana soul food.
Pita @ Pepper’s
In my recent “Hand to Mouth” article about good sandwiches and such, I mindlessly left out Pepper’s (14 W. Broadway)—formerly New York Subs—where you can get terrific sandwiches served in pita pockets, along with excellent salads. I highly recommend the Tuscan chicken sandwich; the oven-baked meatball (yum-o!) and the tuna melt “panini.” There’s a great Walnut Grove salad with apples, candied walnuts, crumbled blue cheese, bacon bits and tomatoes on mixed greens. And, how could you pass up the opportunity to order a “Tiger Woody” salad? The curried chicken salad and sandwich are also delicious. Plus, there’s no surcharge for the neighborly service. Check out the menu at PeppersPita.com.
Quote of the week: He hath eaten me out of house and home. —William Shakespeare