Narass ak jamm (digest in peace)

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Well, it has definitely been awhile since I last posted…I have been on a journey with this food project that has taken me to the Republic of the Congo, New Orleans twice (I may be going back), several food parties in and around the SF bay area and most recently to Senegal from where I just returned  less than 3 days ago. This last journey has been the most profound for me in so many ways but what I am clear about is this- It is not only WHAT we eat but HOW we eat that will determine whether our … Continued

"Home Cookin'" Food Party @ CounterPULSE was deep…

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So this past Sunday it was raining in the Bay Area. Cold and wet. But that afternoon at CounterPULSE in San Francisco, an intimate crew of folks braved the rain, brought food, shared stories and ate together. The topic was, “what are the factors that support or prevent us from cooking meals on a regular basis”.  What I am finding about food is, no matter what the topic might be, the food will direct the path of discussion. Most of the stories centered around the foods we grew up with. Travis talked about his grandma’s marinara sauce and how her … Continued

Let's get Cookin'!

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well this is my first post….a long time comin’ but those of you who know me know that I can be a bit slow with these things…but I am getting on it..I am getting over my resistance to technology! For the next year my blogs will be focusing on the development of my piece, “Our Daily Bread” which will premier next April at CounterPULSE…and the journey that this piece is taking me on is already soooo deep… Most recently, I cooked for folks who were taking Rashad Pridgen’s (AKA Soul Nubian) AfroHouseHop class at Dance Mission this past Saturday. I … Continued

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