Live via Zoom:
Tuesday, October 20, 7:30 PM
Eric Adams presents Healthy At Last: A Plant-Based Approach to Preventing and Reversing Diabetes and Other Chronic Illnesses
In conversation with Bryant Terry
Tickets $5 - $44
Brooklyn's own Borough President Eric Adams is on a mission to tackle one of the most stubborn health problems in the country: chronic disease in the African American community. In 2016, Adams learned that he was one of the nearly 5 million Black people living with diabetes; as a former police officer and state senator, like so many Americans with stressful jobs, the last thing he had wanted to think about was eating healthfully. But Adams was not ready to become a statistic, and within three months of adopting a plant-based diet, he lost 35 pounds, lowered his cholesterol by 30 points, and reversed his diabetes. With his new book Healthy At Last, he shows readers how to move toward healthier plant-based food options, and explores the origins of soul food — a cuisine deeply important to the Black community, but also one rooted in the horrors of slavery — and how it can be reimagined with healthy alternatives. The book features more than 50 recipes from celebrities and health experts, including Paul McCartney, Queen Afua, Jenné Claiborne, Bryant Jennings, Charity Morgan, Moby, and more! Adams presents his book in conversation with award-winning chef, author, educator, and food justice activist Bryant Terry.
All tickets include access to this live online event. Some tickets include a copy of Healthy At Last, and Eric Adams will sign and personalize books for ticketholders! See ticket page for details.