“Food is the ultimate connection,” Lazarus Lynch Tells Global 4-H Network Summit Delegates

July 13, 2017

World traveler and food artist, Lazarus Lynch shares his stories behind cultural comfort foods at his 4-H global food party.

A high-energy group of global delegates didn’t need any convincing when celebrity chef Lazarus Lynch told them “food is the ultimate connection.”

In keeping with today’s theme of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security, Chef Lazarus entertained delegates with stories mixed while offering up cooking tips. After hearing from delegates why they love food, he got to work preparing hummus and fusion Asian dark greens cooked with fresh ginger, garlic and sesame oil. Discussion was replaced by chatter and cheers when the food was served.

Lazarus is his own brand, representing millennial cooking and modern eating styles from many global origins. Although New York City born, due to his dad’s influence (he was a chef from Bessemer, Alabama), Lazarus began cooking at an early age.  This laid the foundation for a popular online and YouTube presence and what has become a dynamic media enterprise as co-host of ABC’s digital series, Tastemade Get Cookin’.

“When you travel the world you can’t be judgemental about the food you encounter,” Laz told his admirers.  “Nothing is wrong, it’s just an experience.”

Laz prefers “cash only” local spots and “holes in the wall” over dressy venues and is open to adventure.  During a break Wednesday he explored Ottawa’s Byward Market and ended up eating curry and chatting up the Bebladesahi chef in the process.

Lazarus is a featured host on the Webby-awarded mobile site and app, Tastemade and appears regularly on the Tastemade Snapchat Discover Channel.  Not surprisingly, as an energetic multi-tasker, Lazarus is currently working on his first cookbook


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