Grub; Ideas for an urban organic kitchen

Lappe, Anna and Terry, Bryant

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8vo. 334 pp. Book is VG with some bumping to edges, a nick, as though from a slight impact, on the front and back covers, and some minor staining/discoloration to cover and edges of textblock. Signed by Anna Lappe on the half title. From making healthy food choices and preparing mouth-watering meals, to unmasking corporate flimflam and supporting sustainable farming, here is the complete guide for all who want to eat real food, addressing the social, environmental, and health benefits of organic eating, independent farming, and promoting "fair food."Anna is the daughther of Frances Moore Lappe, best known for her influential books "Diet for a Small Planet" and its companion, "Recipes for a Small Planet", the first major book to note the environmental impact of meat production as wasteful and a contributor to global hunger. She argued for environmental vegetarianism, which means choosing what is best for the earth and our bodies, and stressed the practice of combining plant proteins as a saner, healthier alternative to animal protein.* * * [Please note: additional postage fees may be required for oversized and/or international orders to be shipped.]. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: In the past few years, organic food has moved out of the patchouli-scented aisles of hippie food co-ops and into three-quarters of conventional grocery stores. Concurrent with this growth has been increased consumer awareness of the social and health-related issues around organic eating, independent farming, and food production.

Combining a straight-to-the-point exposé about organic foods (organic doesn't mean fresh, natural, or independently produced) and the how-to's of creating an affordable, easy-touse organic kitchen, Grub brings organics home to urban dwellers. It gives the reader compelling arguments for buying organic food, revealing the pesticide industry's influence on government regulation and the extent of its pollution in our waterways and bodies.

With an inviting recipe section, Grub also offers the millionsof people who buy organics fresh ideas and easy ways to cook with them. Grub's recipes, twenty-four meals oriented around the seasons, appeal to eighteen- to forty-year-olds who are looking for fun and simple meals. In addition, the book features resource lists (including music playlists to cook by), unusual and illuminating graphics, and every variety of do-it yourself tip sheets, charts, and checklists.

About the Author: Anna Lappé is the co-author with her mother, Frances Moore Lappé, of the national bestselling Hope's Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet (Tarcher/Penguin 2002). Her second book, Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen, will be out from Tarcher/Penguin in Spring 2006. The co-founder of the Small Planet Institute and the Small Planet Fund, Anna's articles and op-eds have been widely published, appearing in The Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, International Herald Tribune, and the Globe and Mail, among others. Anna is a sought after public speaker and commentator on food politics, globalization, and the media and has been featured in Organic Style, Utne, and O: The Oprah Magazine. In 2002, she was the first recipient of the Bioneers Youth Award, given annually to leaders under thirty who have made a national impact and in 2004 was included in Organic Style's "50 Environmental Power List." She is a Food and Society Policy Fellow, a national program of the WK Kellogg Foundation. A graduate of Brown University, Anna received her Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University. She has worked in South Africa, England, and France, and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Title: Grub; Ideas for an urban organic kitchen
Publisher: Penguin
Publication Date: 2006
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