#Repost @chididdy26 with @get_repost ・・・ @Regran_ed from @kishlb - #GREGORYBROWN I was born to eat #healthy . Chef Gregory Brown is almost strange to me. I had no intentions to become a #chef . I fell into it by necessity. I’ve always had the vision to own a restaurant that catered to the #healthconscious crowd, but early on never really know how it would manifest. I became a #vegetarian in the late 90’s…cold turkey…pardon the pun. I found a cook book on #vegetarianism and decided to clean out my refrigerator and cabinets of all #animalproducts and be a #vegan . The only issue was I had never cooked like this before and some of the foods in the book were completely new to me. I was always taught that you can learn anything and with that mentality, I began to teach myself how to cook. After several years, a friend called me and asked if I knew any #vegetarianchefs . She was part of a marketing group that was putting on an event in Baltimore called Jazzy Summer Nights; which consisted of a free jazz concert every first Thursday throughout the summer. She stated that there was a request for vegetarian options for some of the patrons and musicians. I agreed to ask around however after speaking to a couple of chefs, they felt as though there was not enough of a #vegetarianmarket . As I called her back to relay the news, I thought to myself, let me give it a try. At the time, I had never cooked for more than two people. I called it The #VegetarianKitchen . We were a success and sold out of food every night. No matter how much food we brought out, we sold out every time. I then saw this as a great opportunity to market my own restaurant idea. I took a couple of years to research and put together a business plan and we returned with #TheLandofKush . I study the history of the #AfricanDiaspora from time to time and Kush itself is an ancient #Africancivilization . I wanted to bring ancient and natural concepts to our modern society. I felt as though the name #Kush fit and added the “The Land” to invoke a sense of community. Baltimore is the ultimate community city; a city of neighborhoods. I wanted the restaurant to have its roots in a city of community.