BLACK, WHITE, AND THE GREY This week, Mashama Bailey and Johno Morisano release a culinary memoir, Black, White, and The Grey, co-written by the first-time authors. The book explores how two unconventional partners built a relationship and a restaurant that would inspire conversations around gender, race, class and culture.
Make your own hummus board at home with Morgan’s plant-based favorites
You can bet on the spread for Big Game snacking wins this season. Sabra, maker of America’s favorite hummus, drafted celebrity chef Charity Morgan to craft a limited edition ‘Create your Own Play’ snack kit featuring her favorite go-to ideas for game day snacking and sharing. The Le Cordon Bleu graduate, who is married to former pro-football linebacker Derrick Morgan, helped more than a dozen of his Tennessee teammates adopt a plant-forward diet by emphasizing creativity and flavor. Consumers can visit SabraCreateYourOwnPlay for a chance to win a limited-edition kit.
Re:Her, A Virtual Food Festival In Los Angeles, January 21-30, From New Non-Profit Re:Her
Women restaurateurs from across Los Angeles have created a new charitable organization called RE:Her. Its debut initiative, a food festival called 10 Days RE:Her, will feature 10 days of unique collaborations, thematic menus, and one-on-one conversations between female industry leaders. 10 Days RE:Her kicks off on January 21, the anniversary of the groundbreaking Women’s March of 2017, and runs through January 30, with scheduled programming to be finalized by early January. Pending local dining restrictions, aspects of the festival will likely take place virtually and remotely.
RE:Her was conceptualized by a cohort of women restaurateurs in LA–Lien Ta (All Day Baby), Sandra Cordero (Gasolina Cafe), Sylvie Gabriele (Love & Salt), Bricia Lopez (Guelaguetza), Mary Sue Milliken (Border Grill, Socalo), Kimberly Prince (Hotville Chicken), Dina Samson (Rossoblu, Superfine Pizza), Heather Sperling (Botanica), and Brittney Valles (Guerrilla Tacos)–in response to the devastating impact of COVID-19 on communities and small businesses, especially independent restaurants. RE:Her aims to eventually provide grants, mentorship, and resources to female-identifying restaurant owners throughout Los Angeles, and beyond.
This February, join the Museum of Food and Drink for a series of programs highlighting themes from our upcoming exhibition, African/American: Making the Nation’s Table, the opening of which has been delayed since March 2020. In honor of Black History Month, six online programs will celebrate the contributions of African American chefs, distillers, activists, innovators, and inventors to our nation’s shared culinary identity.
MOFAD’s Black History Month programming will feature chefs, mixologists, and culinary historians, and include cook-along demos, virtual reality short films, and conversations with the food and beverage industry’s leading experts. In addition, MOFAD will launch two interactive experiences related to African/American at mofad.org.
New Celebrities Join Long-Time Ambassador Marie Osmond as Millions of Americans Aim to Lose Weight this New Year
With millions of Americans having made the New Year’s resolution to lose weight, Nutrisystem®, a leading provider of health and wellness and weight management products, announced today a lineup of new brand ambassadors including singer, Joey Fatone and reality stars, Dorinda Medley and Gizelle Bryant. Their respective social media channels have a combined audience of nearly 3 million followers. The stars will promote the All-New Nutrisystem®, an easy-to-follow weight loss program that is designed to support sustainable, healthy weight loss and help avoid plateaus and yo-yo dieting.