Recently, I have been asked to participate in several thought-provoking conversations about current societal issues, including sustainability at the James Beard Foundation Food Conference and how to bring healthy eating to inner cities and food deserts, like Harlem. Occasionally however, I do get to share more about my personal journey in the culinary world as I was able to do last night at a special talk with two cultural icons of our time. I joined two good friends of mine, Harlem artist Sanford Biggers and Hip Hop luminary Mos Def (Yasiin Bey), as we spoke about social and political issues that have affected our particular careers.
The event was held at the prestigious Brooklyn Museum, where Sanford’s exhibit Sweet Funk: An Introspective is currently on display. Read More