For the past 10 years, Bryant Terry has been battling the structural inequalities that exist in our nationâ€™s food system; advocating for better access to fresh, local foods; and trying to reverse the prevalence of food-related illnesses in our communities. First through
nonprofit work and now through cookbooksâ€”his third, The Inspired Vegan, comes out in Januaryâ€”Terry is trying to get blacks to reclaim our culinary heritage and reconnect to real food.
Fourth-generation farmers Thomas Roque Jr., 30, and his brother Todd, 26, were milking cows and working on the family ranch before they were old enough to talk. Their 95-year-old family business sits on 800 acres of land in Cane River, Louisiana, purchased by their great-great grandparents, Emmitte and Cecile. Today they raise about 500 calves; plant and bale hay; and pick, clean, and bag more than 200 pounds of pecans from their 600 trees each season.
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