#AfroVegan Book Signing & Food Tasting With Chef Bryant Terry [Photos & Mix Included]

On Monday, April 28, 2014, 70+ people gathered at Soup Factory Studio for the Supper Club to celebrate Bryant Terry’s fourth book, Afro Vegan:Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Flavors Remixed. Bryant Terry is a chef, educator, and author renowned for his activism to create a healthy, just, and sustainable food system. 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.”

Bryant is also the author of the critically acclaimed Vegan Soul Kitchen: Fresh, Healthy, and Creative African-American Cuisine, which was named one of the best vegetarian/vegan cookbooks of the last 25 years by Cooking Light Magazine. Bryant also authored The Inspired Vegan, and he coauthored Grub (with Anna Lappe), which The New York Times called “ingenious.” Bryant is also proud to have served as the “humanities advisor” on the Between Meals cookbook project, which shares the recipes and stories of newly-arrived refugee and immigrant women and explores how they have nourished their families in the US.

The night started out with a food tasting including three dishes from Bryant’s Spring Salad Buffet (p. 198): All-Green Spring Slaw (page 74), Cinnamon-Soaked Wheat Berry Salad (page 102), and Verdant Vegetable Couscous with Spicy Mustard Greens (page 133). After the food tasting, Bryant jumped right into a speech discussing his relationship with food, the inspiration behind his work, history of African American culinary traditions, and more! His talk was very inspiring and moving (as expected).

Check out photos from the Supper Club captured by our photographer Darren Burton (@darrenburton_).

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If you follow Bryant’s work, you know each recipe is accompanied with a soundtrack, movie, or book pairing. Check out the official Supper Club Mix featuring music inspired by Afro Vegan (by Darren Burton). Click here to download the mixtape!

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Supper Club! The Uptown Soul Food team had an amazing time and we hope you all did too! I’d like to extend a special thank you to Ten Speed Press, Impact Hub Philly, Char Nolan, Black Eye Soup Studio, and Big Blue Marble, Darren Burton and Bryant Terry!


Prep Pad for Countertop [From the Orange Chef Company]

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Uptown Soul Food Caters ‘Meet the Entrepreneur: Curran J’ Hosted by Kings Rule Together

This past Wednesday, Uptown Soul Food had the opportunity to cater ‘Meet the Entrepreneur’, an interview series featuring Curran J of Kings Rule Together. According to the brand’s website, “in 2011, Curran J launched the “Kings Rule Together” clothing line, encouraging Kings and Queens alike to embrace their inner excellence and prestige. Since its launch, K.R.T. has sold over 1,500 pieces not only in the United States, but throughout the world, reaching Canada, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. K.R.T. has been favored by hipsters and notable celebrities alike, including actor Jaden Smith and 106 & Park host, Terrance J.”

‘Meet the Entrepreneur’ took place in the Briefing Room at the Apple store on Walnut Street in Center City Philadelphia. Our menu was very simple and made with fresh ingredients sourced from Iovine Brothers at Reading Terminal Market: Berry Kebabs made with fresh strawberries, blueberries, red & green grapes, and raspberries; a spin on our favorite Sweet Potato Kale Wrap served on a Sourdough Crostini; and a crispy apple-arugula-beet salad with candied pecans. Check out a few of the beautiful photos by Darren Burton.

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Uptown Soul Food Caters The 1st Annual City Fit Girls Wellness Retreat

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This weekend, Uptown Soul Food had the opportunity to cater the City Fit Girls Wellness Retreat! The menu featured our Sweet Potato Kale Wraps, a side salad, and green smoothies! Check out some of the photos from the awesome event below!

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