The Peoples Cook hosts Viva La Poetry for Plus Poetry Festival

May 24, 2017



Mero Cocinero hosts Viva La Poetry, an afternoon of poetry, food, and good energy! Mero Cocinero will do his legendary cooking demonstration bringing joy and balance and political flair during the time of 45! and while he cooks, he will host 3 poets: from Houston Bayou City Slam Champion R.J. Wright, the illustrious and amazing Angela Olivia Guillory, and straight from San Francisco, appeared on Def Poetry Jam, and Revolutionario: North African Tacos favorite poet: Farid Karimi. The set starts at 4pm. The audience gets to create Energy they can eat after the poetry! Food! Poetry! Wow!


If you love to eat and laugh and think, come through! !…

Tell 5 friends! Tell your enemies. Tell The people you might be sleeping with or the people who friendzone you.


ThePeoplesCook Goes to The Smithsonian May 28 and 29th

May 26, 2016

That’s right. We are taking the LowRiderKitchenCart to the Smithsonian May 28th and May29th with Viva La Slow and Low, a interactive experience designed by Robert Karimi & ThePeoplesCook Project. Fun, joy, food, and chilling it out will be in order. Also special guests coming to cook and give the down low about issues of the day, giving us food for thought!


More info below:




About Viva La Slow & Low
by Robert Karimi & ThePeoplesCook Project

Viva La Slow and Low a trans-disciplinary installation/experience that honors low rider culture and cultural food memory as a metaphor to discuss how what we memorialize defines what nourishes us.

Central to the experience, The Low Rider Bicycle Kitchen Cart, designed by Robert Karimi for his ThePeoplesCook Project, as an homage to his hometown of Union City, CA, and was built so people could eat and cook together and dialogue with each other on important community issues. Karimi will serve food, prep with participants in the museum to slow down, connect to their roots, with each other, all in the service of community nourishment. We will have activities Saturday and Sunday to get people to chill, think, be together, remember their roots, and think about how their food and pace affects how they will vote in this year’s election.

Getting ready for the final performances in Florida June 1 and 2nd

May 26, 2016

That’s right we are getting ready for the final performances by the participants of ThePeoplesCook Project workshop.  It’s been an incredible 5 weeks, so much to say, so many good stories. The community here has been so supportive and there’s already talk of coming back. Here are some photos to whet your appetite for the fun!


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DreamCookDelicious begins!

Apr 26, 2016

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Last night the kitchen and gym at the 13th Avenue Dream Center was packed with people hungry for food as Mero Cocinero showed up and got the youth cooking and eating together with their families.

With an amazing Vegetable Curry, donated from Arts & Eats, our Veggies  a la Prince, roasted chicken, and the Youth Made Chocolate Mousse, there were smiles and full stomachs as we followed the balanced plate, shared stories, and met families of the community.

This is just Day 1 of the residency, with 6 weeks more!

For more information on the Dream. Cook. Delicious. residency Click HERE


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

Apr 26, 2016

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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 Dir. Robert Karimi will be resident cook/artist for 6 weeks April 25- June 3, 2016, facilitate workshops with youth  and adults to create their own interactive food experience at both spaces. As his character Mero Cocinero, he will perform at 13th Ave. Cinco de Mayo celebration to get audience members to share cultural recipes & stories with each other through dancing and making a healthy cactus drink together, and at PYC, engage attendants at the weekly Saturday Yard Sales. He’ll serve as consultant for both organizationss to design a plan to expand how food is utilized in their daily operation.

Join us on Twitter, FaceBook, or search #ThePeoplesCook on Instagram to this page for more information. Or email us!

This residency generously sponsored by


Your moment of Revolutionary Spark

Feb 23, 2016

Watch The People making an afrodisiac together to a soundtrack you can dance to. Enjoy!