Robert Karimi, AKA 'The Most Progressive Cook in America,' To Perform His Greatest Hits Tomorrow at UCI

This ain't your everyday cooking show. Tomorrow night, June 5, Robert Karimi brings his performance kitchen to UC Irvine. On the menu: storytelling, activism and community-building. And a side of laughter.  

Who is Robert Karimi? He's a Minneapolis-based interdisciplinary artist who performs across the country as his alter-ego, Mero Cocinero, billed as "The Most Progressive Cook in America." The Iranian/Guatemalan activist sees food as an equalizer and believes that a revolution can begin in the kitchen. His latest interactive show promotes cooking as a cultural movement to combat the rising epidemic of Type 2 Diabetes and improve the world's health.

In this free, one-night-only event, held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Humanities Instructional Building (HIB) 135, Karimi performs his Greatest Hits, a keynote performance created for the 2011 Alliance of Artists' Communities conference. Christine Balance, an assistant professor in Asian American Studies at UCI, will also lead a talk with the performer. More details here
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