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Creating Community in the Kitchen (Video)

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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.
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Nourish is an educational initiative designed to open a meaningful conversation about food and sustainability, particularly in schools and communities. To inform and inspire the largest number of people, Nourish combines PBS television, curriculum resources, web content, short films, and teacher and youth seminars. Nourish is a program of WorldLink, a nonprofit organization dedicated to education for sustainability.


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12:12AM PDT on Jun 7, 2013

Plan to show this to my 18 yr old daughter...before she get's ready to leave the nest. Thamks for sharing.

10:29AM PST on Jan 23, 2013


3:36PM PDT on Oct 16, 2011

Thank you!

1:38AM PDT on Aug 29, 2011

Bonding in the kitchen is good for the family and the neighborhood!

2:26PM PDT on Aug 24, 2011

Thank you so much, great article.

3:18AM PDT on Jul 10, 2011

thanks for the great article

9:58AM PDT on Jun 26, 2011


12:21PM PDT on Jun 17, 2011

and my hubby throws me out of the kitchen when he cooks !

2:18PM PDT on Jun 15, 2011

great article, love it, Thanks...

11:08AM PDT on Jun 14, 2011

I'll be cooking this weekend with my fiance. Thanks for the tips!

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