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 […]
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.
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! 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.
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
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.
?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.
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.