DreamCookDelicious Residency April 25 – June 3rd in Palmetto and Bradenton, Florida

DreamCookDelicious Residency April 25 – June 3rd in Palmetto and Bradenton, Florida

Apr 26, 2016

The Peoples Cook Project is proud to announce ThePeoplesCook Project Residency Dream. Cook. Delicious. The Goal: The Peoples Cook Project will work with 13th Ave Dream Center and Palmetto Youth Center to enhance how they deliver healthy messaging and offer programming and workshops to spark cultural remembrance as act of balanced health. What’s Happening: Artistic […]

‘Viva’ is a new take on dinner theater

‘Viva’ is a new take on dinner theater

Nov 2, 2012

Playwright and theater chef Karimi gives the idea of dinner and a show a mouth-watering new twist in “¡Viva la Soul Power!”

Show combines food and food for thought

Show combines food and food for thought

Oct 31, 2012

Artist Robert Karimi has created an interactive performance piece using the cultural connections of meal time.

Q&A with The People’s Cook

Q&A with The People’s Cook

Oct 31, 2012

Tomorrow kicks off the grand finale of sorts, ¡Viva la Soul Power!, an event Karimi describes as “a live performance and culinary experience.” So why all the emphasis on food and art? And what do these seemingly unrelated topics have to do with one another? We talked with Karimi to find out.

On the Day of the Dead, he’s cooking up a show

On the Day of the Dead, he’s cooking up a show

Oct 30, 2012

A local restaurateur recently told me that fine dining is becoming more like theater. But what if dining were theater? Performance artist Mero Cocinero Karimi has turned cooking and eating into an interactive show. He and the audience cook together, dine together, share stories and recipes.

¡Viva la Soul Power! bridges eating, community, and theater

¡Viva la Soul Power! bridges eating, community, and theater

Oct 29, 2012

Viva la Soul Power! may include theater and a meal, but it’s far from dinner theater. Instead, the brainchild of Robert Farid Karimi and the People’s Cook looks to fully integrate the theatrical and culinary experiences.

Diabetes of Democracy in S. Phoenix: Performance, Place & the Cultural Politics of Food

Diabetes of Democracy in S. Phoenix: Performance, Place & the Cultural Politics of Food

Oct 22, 2012

Last semester the project used culturally specific cuisine, storytelling, and rituals combined with performance art and interactive cooking to spark discussion about the epidemic of type 2 diabetes and share strategies for combating the disease

Philly.com: Healthy helping of laughter and food in ‘The Cooking Show’

Philly.com: Healthy helping of laughter and food in ‘The Cooking Show’

May 18, 2012

Performance artist Robert Karimi, in character as chef Mero Cocinero Karimi, makes a claim as big as a half-pound bacon cheeseburger: He can teach people to improve their diets without ever uttering such unappetizing words as healthy or nutritious.

CityPages: Get cooking with Robert Karimi at Intermedia Arts tonight

CityPages: Get cooking with Robert Karimi at Intermedia Arts tonight

Jul 27, 2011

?Robert Karimi’s job as artist-in-residence at Intermedia Arts is in part to engage the public in fun-and-games as groundwork for his capstone art.

TCD: Latino Arts serves up “The Cooking Show” for your dining pleasure

TCD: Latino Arts serves up “The Cooking Show” for your dining pleasure

May 18, 2011

Karimi is a firm believer in the family dining experience. In The Cooking Show, his” family” is the audience, and the talk can vary depending on who is at the table.