Follow that Chef !!!!

I don’t know about you, but I have always wanted to be an amazing cook. In my dreams I am the person who all of my children and friends go to for their favorite dish. It may be silly, but I would love to be the home in the neighborhood that always smells like a well-made meal even when you walk by. In my search for chef perfection I have found these incredible Chefs. Special thank you to the New York Times for making such an incredible article called: 16 Black Chefs Changing Food in America by John Eligon and Julia MoskinJuly 16, 2019. You haven’t seen the article? Well here you go!

Chef #2
Max Hardy
35, River Bistro and COOP, Detroit

Shaped By: His childhood in a historically black neighborhood in Detroit. His mother’s Bahamian roots and his own teenage years in Miami. Dreaming of a basketball career, pivoting to culinary school, and winding up as personal chef to Amar’e Stoudemire.

“I came back to see what was going on and sold out a whole weekend of pop-up dinners. Growing up in Detroit, you didn’t see chefs and restaurants elevated like that. It was Motor City, not Food City. Now I can invent a dinner based on the recipes of Hercules, a slave who was George Washington’s personal chef, and I can have my restaurant, and I can teach kids in the community. There are so many more ways to strive for greatness as a chef.”

Follow that Chef !!!!

I don’t know about you, but I have always wanted to be an amazing cook. In my dreams I am the person who all of my children and friends go to for their favorite dish. It may be silly, but I would love to be the home in the neighborhood that always smells like a well-made meal even when you walk by. In my search for chef perfection I have found these incredible Chefs. Special thank you to the New York Times for making such an incredible article called: 16 Black Chefs Changing Food in America by John Eligon and Julia Moskin July 16, 2019. You haven’t seen the article?  Well here you go!

Chef #1

Nyesha Arrington

36, Los Angeles

Shaped By: Her multiracial family, especially her Korean grandmother and grandfather of black and Cherokee descent. Growing up in Los Angeles, with its unique “terroir” that blends Californian, Mexican, Chinese, Persian and many other cuisines.

“I came up in fine dining because 17-year-old me wanted to know the tradition in and out and up and down. I went down that path of France and nouvelle cuisine, which I loved. But every single kitchen I ever worked in coming up, I never saw a black woman. I had to see myself as a European male, and I assimilated a lot of those values into my cooking and my life. But now I value connection and finding the common denominator in food, because it is something that can transcend race and ethnicity and gender.”

Artical Credit: New York Times- Authors: John Eligon and Julia Moskin

How to Enhance your Community

If you would like to be an active part of your community’s growth and revitalization, check out the following ideas.

Homeless and/or Hungry

1.Help cook/serve meals at a homeless shelter.

2.Throw a birthday party for children who are homeless at a local shelter.

3.Organize a free, public nutrition awareness campaign.

4.Gather combs, toothbrushes, shampoo, razors, etc. to make “I Care” kits for people    who are homeless. 5.Take children who are homeless on outings to a movie, zoo, or other fun location

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How to improve your Environment- Part 2

If you would like to be an active part of your community’s growth and revitalization, check out the following ideas.

Environment

  1. Choose a family “energy watchdog” to shut off lights, television, and dripping sinks when not in use.
  2. Switch your current Internet home page to an energy-saving one, such as Google’s “Blackle”, and turn down the computer screen brightness level as well. (It’s unhealthy for both the environment and your eyes.)
  3. Create a children’s nature garden. Create a path, label plants and trees, and schedule guided tours.
  1. Purchase recycled products as opposed to generic ones.
  2. When buying food or drinks of any kind, it is better to stick to a large jug or tub as opposed to a collection of individually packaged goods.

How to help Seniors in your community -Part 2

Do you have a desire to support the Seniors in your community?  Here are some amazing ideas to get you started! Special thanks to https://www.signupgenius.com/

  1. Provide your local nursing home or library with more large-print books.
  1. Teach a senior how to use a computer or the Internet.
  2. Call up elderly people who live alone to check if they need anything.
  3. Volunteer to do general home maintenance for a senior citizen.

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How to help the Seniors in your community

Would you like to be bright light in the life of a Senior in your city? Check out these ideas to see how you can help. Special thanks to signupgeniuses.com for such wonderful ideas.

1.Adopt a “grandfriend”. Write them letters, call them, and visit often.

2. Gather friends and create a “shop squad” to pick up groceries and medicine for elderly.

3. Deliver meals to homebound individuals.

4.Gather family and friends and organize a summer songfest or play to perform at a nursing home.

5. For the holidays, go caroling, bring (easy-to-eat) treats, or just go and visit senior citizens.

6. Offer to read to people.

How to Uplift Your Community

If you would like to be an active part of your community’s growth and revitalization, check out the following ideas.

Homeless and/or Hungry

  1. Hold a book drive and donate the proceeds to the shelter, and then hold a read-a-thon or give a class on basic reading skills.
  1. Donate art supplies to the local shelter.
  2. Offer to repair or alter clothes for people who are homeless.
  3. Campaign to create a nursery in your local shelter, or help maintain an existing one.
  4. Always keep a few granola bars on hand!

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