Eco-chef, author, and food justice activist Bryant Terry has made it his life’s work to bring people together through delicious, healthy, sustainable food. In this clip from Nourish, Terry celebrates the pleasures of cooking with friends and family.
Sharing the Kitchen
Cooking together provides an intimate way to share and participate in the story of your food with friends and family. It creates a space to pass on kitchen knowledge, recipes, and traditions, while spending quality time together. Whether you’re preparing dinner with your kids or hosting a meal with friends, many hands make for light—and fun—work in the kitchen.
- Make a plan. Set a date and time to make and enjoy a home-cooked meal together. Involve everyone in the planning process. You might browse cookbooks, or let your children choose the menu.
- Try new foods. Explore ways to expand your repertoire. Find out what’s in season in your area and create a simple, healthy menu around those offerings. Discover an ingredient or cuisine you’ve never cooked before.
- Get organized. Read your recipes ahead of time to create your shopping list and get a sense of how much time you’ll need to prepare.
- Forage together. Make an adventure of looking through the pantry, taking a trip to the farmers market or store, or gathering herbs from your garden.