SMORGASBORD: Inspired vegan . . . Recipe wrangler . . . Chocolate indulgenceFor the last decade, Oakland, Calif., chef and activist Bryant Terry has been at the forefront of the sustainable food justice movement, a political advocacy effort aimed at putting healthful, delicious, plant-based meals on every table. That same vision comes through clearly in his newest cookbook, "The Inspired Vegan."
By: Herald Staff and Wire Reports,
For the last decade, Oakland, Calif., chef and activist Bryant Terry has been at the forefront of the sustainable food justice movement, a political advocacy effort aimed at putting healthful, delicious, plant-based meals on every table. But Bay Area audiences may recognize his face from their TV screens.
Terry hosted the first season of “The Endless Feast,” a 13-episode PBS series about the connection between Earth and the food on our plates, and he has appeared on “The Martha Stewart Show,” “The Splendid Table” and other programs. He currently hosts a new Web-TV series, “Urban Organic,” that explores innovative urban gardens. He is a frequent lecturer on the college circuit and is known for his “b-healthy!” program, an initiative he launched in 2002 to help kids build healthful eating habits.
That same vision comes through clearly in his newest cookbook, “The Inspired Vegan,” (Da Capo Press, $19, 202 pages), a collection of creative recipes punctuated with personal stories. The goal, Terry says, is to demystify the concept of eating vegan by filling the table with balanced, satisfying and delicious plant-based meals.
Take advantage of family gatherings this spring to ask (or beg) your aunt for her perfect pie recipe or your cousin for his secret to a terrific brisket. Then tuck each into one of the 12 expandable pocket pages in this Recipe Keeper embellished with lots of posy illustrations by artist Katie Vernon. Stickers help you organize the contents.
It’s $24.95 at chroniclebooks.com.
Over at Kraft, they’re now offering Philadelphia Indulgence — 8-ounce tubs of cream cheese flavored with dark, white or milk chocolate. It’s the latest in the line of Philadelphia Cream Cheese spreads.
Philadelphia Indulgence is available in three flavors: milk chocolate, dark chocolate and white chocolate. All flavors, nutritionally, contain 7 grams of fat, and all are without any trans fat per serving. Calorie-wise, the dark variety has 110 calories a serving, while the milk and white have 120 calories a serving.
The suggested retail price for the 8-ounce tub is $2.99; $1.99 for a four-pack of individual cups. It is kosher certified under the OK Kosher Certification.