Artist Projects

The Peoples Cook Project: 28 Days of Good Energia


Robert Farid Karimi

The Peoples Cook Project: 28 Days of Good Energía uses the framework of a live cooking show to engage audiences on the subject of diabetes in communities of color. Incorporating research by health and culinary professionals as well as Karimi’s own family history, the project consists of residencies in immigrant communities in six U.S. cities. Each of these two- to four-week residencies includes a live performance as well as cooking and storytelling workshops. The Peoples Cook Project will result in a cookbook derived from the performances and workshops.

Project Updates

  • 2012: Karimi premieres The Cooking Show with 28 Days of Good Energía, a series of events and performances in the Twin Cities

  • 2012: Karimi presents The Cooking Show at Asian Arts Initiative in Philadelphia

  • 2010: The Cooking Show receives an NPN Creation Fund Grant

  • 2010: The Cooking Show is supported by a MAP Fund grant