“We all eat. We all have a stake in a healthy, just, and sustainable food system. There should be space in these institutions to talk about these issues, to build a community around these issues.”
– Bryant Terry
Meet Bryant Terry
Bryant Terry is a James Beard & NAACP Image Award-winning chef, educator, and author renowned for his activism to create a healthy, just, and sustainable food system. He is editor-in-chief of 4 Color Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House and Ten Speed Press, and he is co-principal and innovation director of Zenmi, a creative studio he founded. Since 2015 he has been the Chef-in-Residence at the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco where he creates public programming at the intersection of food, farming, health, activism, art, culture, and the African Diaspora.
His forthcoming collection of recipes, art, and stories entitled Black Food will be published by 4 Color Books/Ten Speed Press in the fall of 2021. In regard to his work, Bryant’s mentor Alice Waters says, “Bryant Terry knows that good food should be an everyday right and not a privilege.” San Francisco Magazine included Bryant among 11 Smartest People in the Bay Area Food Scene, and Fast Company named him one of 9 People Who Are Changing the Future of Food.
In This Episode
In this episode of the Get Loved Up Podcast, Koya Webb talks to author, chef, and food activist Bryant Terry. Bryant talks about his undying passion for food, his family history, and how that has led him to participating in movements that center around uplifting public health and food justice.
“The more that we can do this introspection and recognize that these larger systems and histories have impacted the way that we interact with each other, I think it will get us closer to healing.” – Bryant Terry
Get Loved Up with Bryant Terry
I hope you find an incredible amount of hope, inspiration and value, as I did, in what Bryant Terry shares with us in this episode. If so, please tag @bryantterry, and I, @koyawebb, on Instagram with a screenshot of the episode and your favorite takeaways. Hearing about what you’ve learned from us, and what your favorite moments were, inspires us to continue making a positive impact in this world.
Until next time, love yourself, love others, and love the world. One day at a time, one breath at a time.
- 04:23 Black History Month
- 08:20 Self-care Non-Negotiables
- 11:27 Mindfulness & Meditation
- 18:37 Being A Resident Chef & Writing A Book
- 23:02 Doing More In The Midst of a Racial Reckoning
- 24:09 A Different Kind of Activism
- 28:38 Giving Back To The Community
- 30:38 Growing Up Creative
- 42:51 Healing Generational Trauma
- 49:25 Negative Parenting Styles
- 55:15 Corporal Punishment & Slavery
- 57:59 Capitalism & The Illusion Of Choice
- 1:02:06 Veganism
- 1:05:23 Positive Mental Attitude
Links mentioned in this episode:
- Check Out Bryant Terry’s book here
- Order Koya’s book Let Your Fears Make You Fierce
- Learn more about Koya’s Yoga Teacher Training Programs
- Join the Get Loved Up Membership