For many Americans, resistance is the new normal. Activism takes many forms, and one of the most basic takes place around the kitchen table, sharing opinions and plans while eating simple, easy to make food. Well-regarded food author, Julia Turshen, walks her talk with a cookbook that presents recipes that will keep your energy high, no matter how long the march is. Curated with short, encouraging articles from activists, this little cookbook makes you feel like maybe we can do something good for the world. Proceeds will be donated to the ACLU. Recommended By Tracey T., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
From favorite cookbook author Julia Turshen comes this practical and inspiring handbook for political activism — with recipes. As the millions who marched in January 2017 demonstrated, activism is the new normal. When people search for ways to resist injustice and express support for civil rights, environmental protections, and more, they begin by gathering around the table to talk and plan. These dishes foster community and provide sustenance for the mind and soul, including a dozen of the healthy, affordable recipes Turshen is known for, plus over 15 more recipes from a diverse range of celebrated chefs. With stimulating lists, extensive resources, and essays from activists in the worlds of food, politics, and social causes, Feed the Resistance is a must-have handbook for anyone hoping to make a difference.
"Julia Turshen is my 'shero.' In Feed the Resistance, she gives us a manifesto for food activism. From essays by fellow food fighters like Bryant Terry, Caleb Zigas, and Shakirah Simley, to a resource list for novices, to recipes that can feed small gatherings or multitudes, she blazes a trail for those who want to use food to create change. If that weren't enough, all profits go to the ACLU. Buy this book and begin your own food journey." Dr. Jessica B. Harris, culinary historian and author, My Soul Looks Back
"What can you do? Cook for your community and yourself. Simple food — honestly sourced and lovingly made — creates connections, gives fuel to the fight, starves ignorance and apathy. Where to start? With a spoon and a pot and this inspiring, instructive book." Adam Sachs, Editor in Chief, Saveur
"As a food writer, you're often told to 'stick to food.' Julia Turshen knows better. She knows that food is politics, from the diverse array of people who cook it to those who work so hard grow it. And if you want to get optimistic about it — and hey, why not? — it's the one thing that unites us all." Adam Rapoport, Editor in Chief, Bon Appétit
About the Author
Julia Turshen is a writer. She lives in upstate New York.
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