The Kitchen Diva, Angela Shelf Medearis, is hosting two upcoming events at the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center to promote healthy eating.
The first is a lunch and lecture event ($20, kitchendiva.org) with Salem Robinson Jr. of Dunn’s, pastor of Memorial Baptist Church, at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the museum, 1165 Angelina St. Medearis will be serving a healthy lunch alongside Robinson’s talk about mental, physical and spiritual health.
On April 24, Medearis is hosting a Farm Feast to honor urban farming pioneers Carol Ann Sayle and Larry Butler that will also feature Kinky Friedman, the author and humorist who is a candidate for the state’s agricultural commissioner position. Proceeds from the dinner ($100, kitchendiva.org) will support Book Boosters, Medearis’ education and health outreach non-profit.
On Saturday night, Anne Elizabeth Wynn and Joaquin Avellan are hosting a fundraiser dinner with Diana Kenndy to raise money for a documentary about the life and legacy-in-the-works of the famed author and expert in Mexican cuisine. The dinner ($175, http://is.gd/C12SMC) will feature four courses prepared by noted chefs, including Austin’s Rene Ortiz and Laura Sawicki, Jorge Hernandez of Qui and Fany Gerson of La Newyorkina in New York City. Guests will receive a copy of either "Oaxaca al Gusto" or "My Mexico," which will be personally signed by Kennedy at the end of the evening.