Sunday, October 19, 2008

Hebrew Israelite Community Launches 'CRE8APLATE’ Catering Service

Highlights from London's 2008 Vegan Festival
Soferet Baht Yehuda
KNN-British Isles

‘From Palate to Planet’ was the stimulating topic delivered by Resident Prof. Yehoeshahfaht Ben Israel of the Institute of Regenerative Truth at the annual Vegan Festival’s Seminar. Ahk Yehoeshahfaht is a popular speaker at the event which always showcases the Extension’s creative dishes and impressive national presence in the New World celebration colours of the year. In his powerful lecture, he “expanded the bedrock of what being a Vegan means to the environment.” He ended with Ghana update through the African Hebrew Development Agency (AHDA).

According to the event Co-ordinator Ms. Verity Shepherd- Hunt Information Officer, well over 3,000 people passed through between 10:00AM and 7:00PM excluding stall holders. The annual festival is held in the Royal Borough of Kensington Town Hall, in West London. Vegan Day started in 1944 by Donald Watson [1910-2005] a humble English Yorkshire man and is now a spectacular showcase of displays, campaigning groups, promotional products for skin, hair, clothing and footwear and of course, much to sample and feast on.

This year’s highlight was the Extension’s launched of their Vegan Catering Service ‘Cre8aplate’ after years of requests and demands by the public for cooking classes and eat-in or a take-out services. The Caribbean touch cuisine flavours, in the popular Bar-B-cue twists, lentil patties, vegetable rice, selection of sauces, salads, freshly squeezed juices, raw (live) foods, selection of dehydrated foods and cakes, saw hundreds of customers queue up to secure their orders as Cre8aplate made its debut and secured its identity.

Administrative Taskforce Member and Director of Sisterhood Affairs, Ahkote Yikarah E. Immanuel spearheaded the operations which involved the whole Extension in the preparation, cooking and serving on the day. This year the standard was raised to a higher level. The presence of the community always brings a unique righteously captivating ambiance in: 1) The unity of colours. 2) The African-dominated identity of the community. Many inquired while others complemented on the beautiful image that the unifying colour conveyed.

Over the years the ocean of white faces on the London Vegan landscape has gradually evolved to a slightly varied and more colourful melanin mosaic. While there are encouraging signs of more people of African descent entering the Vegan food path and the food business; said Ahk Shakadiel Ben Israel, Administrative Taskforce member and Public Relations Representative, “We are well established here but this is not nearly enough, there is room for growth. We will do more outreach, participate in and create more Vegan fares to bring the majority of our people into this space and for them to own it!” “We cannot be complacent!”

When Donald Watson and his wife Dorothy created the word Vegan from the beginning and end of the word VEG-e-tari-AN sixty-four years ago in Yorkshire northern England, United Kingdom and founded the Vegan Society; little did they know that today this worldwide movement will include a whole community of people of African-descent based on a plant-based diet started by Anointed Spiritual Leader Ben Ammi Ben Israel of the Hebrew Israelites at Jerusalem some twenty-three years later in 1967.
Asked in a ground-breaking interview by ‘Foods for Life, ‘How does your veganism relate to any religious beliefs you may have?’ Watson replied, “I never had very deep ones. I've never been clever enough to be an atheist - an agnostic, yes. Some theologians think that Christ was an Essene. If he was, he was a vegan. If he were alive today, he'd be an itinerant vegan propagandist instead of an itinerant preacher of those days, spreading the message of compassion. I understand that there are now more vegans sitting down to Sunday lunch than there are Anglicans attending Sunday morning service. I think that Anglicans should rejoice at the good news that somebody at least is practising the essential element in the Christian religion - compassion.” Full interview at:
Ben Ammi marks 26 years since he first wrote ‘God the Black Man and Truth’ (now available in hardback) which exposed the role that the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade played in the degenerate dietary transformation of African-Caribbean and African American populations. In his famous chapter, ‘The Making of a Slave or Soul Transformation’ re-written today can be entitled, 'Soul Regeneration and the Return to the Genesis.'

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes,I was at the Vegan Festival this year and can testify that when the Hebrew Israelite community arrived in their uniform red New World Passover colours they commanded a striking presence in the midst of the stall holders and thousands millinng around.

There unique receipes which have a Caribbean type flavour was a big sell. I look forward to Cre8aplate services delivering during the year. Congratulations!