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Bryant Terry

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**Early Life and Education**:
– Born to parents Beatrice Terry and Booker Terry in Memphis, Tennessee
– Attended Xavier University of Louisiana, earning a degree in English
– Pursued graduate studies at NYU, obtaining an M.A. in history
– Transitioned to a plant-based diet and completed the chefs training program at the Natural Gourmet Institute

**Career and Initiatives**:
– Founded the b-healthy! initiative in 2001 for food justice awareness
– Received a Community Fellowship from the Open Society Institute in 2002
– Co-authored ‘Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen’ in 2006
– Served as a consultant for the Bioneers Conference
– Named Chef-in-Residence for the Museum of the African Diaspora in 2015

**Writing and Recognition**:
– Featured in magazines like Gourmet, Food and Wine, and The New York Times Magazine
– Contributed to and
– Received accolades such as being named to TheGrios 100 list and winning a James Beard Foundation Leadership Award
– Notable works include ‘Vegetable Kingdom’ and ‘Afro-Vegan’

**Personal Life and Publications**:
– Married Jidan Koon in September 2010 and resides in Oakland, California with their children
– Published works include ‘Black food: stories, art & recipes from across the African diaspora’ and ‘Vegetable Kingdom’

**Culinary Influence and Media Coverage**:
– Recognized as one of the 21 Plant-Based Chefs You Need To Know and listed in The Top 100 Vegan Cookbooks of All Time
– Media coverage includes features in The New York Times and Serious Eats, as well as reviews in Mother Jones and Variety.

Bryant Terry (Wikipedia)

Bryant Terry (born January 24, 1974) is an African-American vegan chef, food justice activist, and author. He has written four vegan cookbooks and cowrote a book about organic eating. He won a 2015 James Beard Foundation Leadership Award for his food justice work. In 2021 he was awarded a NAACP Image Award for his book Vegetable Kingdom, which received a starred review from Publishers Weekly.

Bryant Terry
Bryant Terry in 2016
Born (1974-01-24) January 24, 1974 (age 50)
EducationXavier University of Louisiana
New York University (MA)
Occupation(s)Chef, author
SpouseJidan Terry-Koon
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