Culinary & Wine

Food Justice Event

When: Sun., Feb. 21, 7 p.m. 2010

Cookbook author and food activist Bryant Terry made a splash last year by publishing Vegan Soul Kitchen, a compendium of healthy "remixes" inspired by traditional southern cuisine. Terry said he reluctantly used the term "vegan" on the advice of an editor, since he's actually politicized in a different direction than many crusaders from the vegan and vegetarian movements. His grand plan is to make nutritious ingredients more accessible in poor, urban communities, and present locally sourced, vegetarian food in a way that's palatable to the hip-hop generation. (Hence the titles of his recipes, which range from "Sweet Sweetback's Salad" to "Soul on Ice pops.") Along those lines, Terry also hosts club events that feature hearty vegan cuisine as part of the entertainment. The next one happens Sunday, Feb. 21, at La Peña Cultural Center (3105 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley), featuring a live dance performance by choreographer Amara Tabor-Smith. The Food Justice Series continues with one-off events in March and April. 7 p.m., $15. LaPena.org

Rachel Swan

Price: $15

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