Make your own Burrito Dinner to Free a Journalist held in Iran

Make your own Burrito Dinner to Free a Journalist held in Iran

Mar 12, 2015

Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian has been detained in Iran since JULY 22, 2014. He has now been held longer than any previous Western journalist in Iran. No charges have been brought against him. When I first started my Cooking Show, I made an Abgoosht Burrito, a burrito made from a Persian stew soup recipe […]

Thank you for a great 2014, we look forward to 2015!!

Thank you for a great 2014, we look forward to 2015!!

Dec 17, 2014

  From everyone here at ThePeoplesCook project, and all the folks at  Kaotic Good Productions we want to thank you for a wonderful year. We served almost 10,000 people in 5 cities, and we’re getting ready for our next adventure in Charlotte, North Carolina. We’ll be placing a year in review and updates about the […]

Watch the Letters to Our Grandchildren video

Watch the Letters to Our Grandchildren video

Dec 12, 2014

Produced by ThePeoplesCook with Lazy Hmong Woman Productions and directed by Joua Lee, check out the new video documenting the Letters to Our Grandchildren project. See it here, or go to the vimeo page: for more information on the 2014 project, go the Wisdom page.

Keeb Kwm/Stories of Our Life Runs September 17 -30th

Keeb Kwm/Stories of Our Life Runs September 17 -30th

Sep 16, 2014

The PeoplesCook in partnership with Lazy Hmong Woman Productions is proud to present another food wisdom project that’s part of our series of interactive experiences getting folks to reconnect to cultural stories and recipes. We have been working with elders in the Latino, African American and Asian communities for years, so ThePeoplesCook is being more […]

August 30th – Holding Court part of the 2014 Holding Court Counter Revolutionaria Residency

August 30th – Holding Court part of the 2014 Holding Court Counter Revolutionaria Residency

Aug 24, 2014

Working with Ellen Chang from amazing Oakland restuarant FuseBOX, Robert Karimi will perform a new work entitled Viva La Lunchbox: From what is missing, we find abundance/ our hands up, we make force fields, Karimi will weave poetry, smacktalking, D&D dungeonmastering and food to talk about remembering the power of those have touched our lives nourishes us. This is the […]

Beginning work on Culinary Art Car in Sheboygan

Beginning work on Culinary Art Car in Sheboygan

Apr 25, 2014

  I was in Sheboygan a few months ago, doing preliminary work for the Culinary Art Car project at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. The project is to build a culinary art car, and then activate it with the community as it becomes a symbol of community well-being. Working with visual artist MacMaker, and […]

Guess Who’s Going to Visit Betty Crocker?

Guess Who’s Going to Visit Betty Crocker?

Mar 7, 2014

A long time ago, my mom gave me a Betty Crocker cookbook. I never understood why. It was as if this was my passport to “America”: the place that represented the manifest destiny for immigrants in the United States. The Betty Crocker cookbook was my survival kit. Every recipe tested by Betty. Who was Betty? […]

We fed San José with LoveFoodLove

We fed San José with LoveFoodLove

Mar 5, 2014

Thank you San José for a wonderful residency!     We came to your community to see if we could actually get the community to make love through cooking and eating together, and we did it!! That’s right! We created the energy of love that nourishes all communities with workshops, demonstrations in high schools, and […]

LowRider Kitchen Cart – CounterRevolutionaria – must leave SJ 4.20

LowRider Kitchen Cart – CounterRevolutionaria – must leave SJ 4.20

Mar 4, 2014

If you haven’t seen it live, the LowRider Kitchen Cart: CounterRevolutionaria, created by ThePeoplesCook Robert Karimi is on display at the San José Museum of Art until April 20th, where it will head out to parts unknown. The Cart was created by Karimi after going to South America and Asia in 2013. He was commissioned […]

Gratitude, gratitude for our comrades worldwide!

Gratitude, gratitude for our comrades worldwide!

Dec 19, 2013

Thank you; thank you!! to the 160 comrades who donated to our campaign for Viva La Soul Power in Chicago. Your support and all the good energy worldwide made it one of the most successful residencies in ThePeoplesCook histories. More stories, photos, and videos to come. Just wanted to let you know how grateful we […]