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The Peoples Cook Project unites cross-cultural cooking & interdisciplinary art to promote well-being.
Based in the Twin Cities, we make healthy messaging delicious in diverse communities globally. We believe stories nourish and create projects whereby participants’ stories, recipes, and cultures are the focus of artistic nourishment.
OUR PROGRAMS INCLUDE:
Viva la Food! PopUp Performance Restaurants
that delight diners with an interactive art installation as they cook & eat a full dinner together.
The Cooking Show con Karimi & Comrades
a PBS-style cooking show featuring live cooking onstage and samples for the audience. Each episode is tailored to the community to address current issues.
that feed samples & expose issues to the masses.
Cook, Eat, Nourish Together Workshops
where participants learn practical cooking skills while telling cultural stories. We’ve taught students ages 7 – 70.
Open Kitchen Community Potlucks
that invite audience members to share culture & stories at a curated, themed potluck event.
that reach viewers
beyond our touring scope.
Online Recipe Collection
which allows us to share what we’ve learned from comrades across the nation.
MEET OUR COMRADES!
The Peoples Cook is home to comrades worldwide!
Mero Cocinero Karimi
San Francisco, CA (and a man of the world)
Karimi is so revolutionary you’ll feel the room spin when he’s around. But in a feel-good, fun, amusement-park-type way. With snacks.
Brontosaurus Lunch Lady
edible plant expert
St. Paul, MN
Brontosaurus Lunch Lady is named after the original plant-eaters. She is most comfortable with 5-year-olds, and has a habit of playing with her food before eating it.
St. Paul, MN
KMax loves ladders, mast o khiar, and electricity. One day she will illuminate the whole world! But for now she’ll stick with us.
Despite her name, Comrade Guerra is a lover, not a fighter. She is magical with lists, organizing refrigerators, and knows all the grocery hotspots.
LA & NYC
Bi-coastal, tri-lingual, and multi-talented, Comrade Keshavarz shares our message with the people.
Adriel ‘DRZZL’ Luis
New York City, NY
Comrade Drzzl makes our virtual world go round. Or square. Actually, he doesn’t like to be put in boxes of any shape. His motto: ‘Creativity will save the world, so I create.’
After doing 2 tours in the ‘Stan Comrade Gusto knows everything there is to know about hydration. His advice? Pee pale & you’ll survive the desert.
Ellen Sebastian Chang
With wit, joy, and plenty of Energy, Comrade Sebastian Chang helps birth experiences that are simply delicious & revolutionary. She counsels Mero to make sure the stone is in the soup.
Procurer of all that is pickled, master of the broth, keeper of the secret recipes, co-owner of Fusebox in West Oakland, Comrade Chang whispers ingredients into Mero’s ear.
Formerly a proletariat-award-winning french-fry & hotdog slinger, Comrade Greenberg now counsels the masses on balancing their starch & protein with vegetables.
St. Paul, MN
Comrade Carlos, a legendary Firestarter whose wisdom is abundantly shared in the community, sparks where there is no fire, and reminds us all to feed ourselves
DJ D Double
Las Vegas, NV
DJ D Double knows how to get the crowd moving. He throws a mean block party, and if you don’t watch out he might spin you out into the universe.