Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen
By Anna Blythe Lappé & Bryant Terry
From making healthy food choices and preparing mouth-watering meals, to unmasking corporate flimflam and supporting sustainable farming, here is the complete guide for the young, the hip, the socially tuned-in - and for all who want to eat real food.
In the past few decades, organic food has moved out of the patchouli-scented aisles of food co-ops and into over three-quarters of conventional grocery stores. Hand-in-glove, more and more of us are becoming aware of the social, environmental, and health benefits of organic eating, independent farming, and promoting "fair food."
Combining a straight-to-the-point exposé about the fake food filling our supermarkets and the compelling reasons for choosing organic, local, "fair" food, Grub helps all of us become a part of one of the most hopeful movements of the new century: a revolution in food and farming that is best for our bodies and the earth.
With spirited and practical how-to's for creating an affordable, easy-to-use organic kitchen and dozens of delectable recipes, Grub also offers the millions of people who buy organics fresh ideas and easy ways to cook with them. From the Valentine's Day Decadence Dinner to the Straight-Edge Punk Brunch Buffet, Grubincludes over a dozen menus paired with soundtracks to cook (and party) by and artwork and poetry evoking the spirit of Grub.
If organic food has a user's guide, this is it.
Chapter One: The Six Illusions
Chapter Two: The (Not So) Great American Experiment
Chapter Three: Ordering the Wake-Up Call
Chapter Four: Grub 101
Chapter Five: Health 411
Interlude: Cheat Sheet for the Cocktail Party
Chapter Six: Seven Steps to a Grub Kitchen
Chapter Seven: Out of the Kitchen, Into the Fire
Getcha Grub On
Ideas for Action
Community Food Audit
Lappé and Terry want to make sure this movement is not about exclusive tastes, privileged palates, or inflexible dieting regiments, but rather clarity, simplification, and self-empowerment when it comes to food."
Grub suggests you can make change through consumer choices but this is not a book about aspiring. It's authentic, practical and urgent."
—Ann Arbor Paper
The most exciting part of Grub is its underlying objective: to build community around a just and sustainable food system. Grub is the ideal guide to hosting conscious dinner parties, complete with recipes and discussion starters, making this book not only informational, but a fantastic catalyst to taking the next step in rescuing our food system!"
–Ryan Zinn, National Campaign Coordinator, Organic Consumers Association
Grub is a fantastic introduction to what real food means - to our bodies, our taste buds and the world around us. Great recipes, great insight, and a wonderful primer."
–Alex Jamieson, Chef and Author of The Great American Detox Diet
With Grub, Anna Lappé and Bryant Terry generously share their inspired vision and tasty grooves; encourage us to turn our fears and anger into aspiration and positive action; and set our home planet on the road to recovery."
–Peter Berley, Chef and Author of Fresh Food Fast and The Modern Vegetarian Kitchen