Culture

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10 cookbooks by BIPOC plant lovers

We’ve rounded up 10 of our favorite cookbooks written by BIPOC chefs and plant lovers for the next time you’re seeking inspiration. Snag one (or two or five) from your local indie bookstore or library, and let us know what you create!

August 4, 2020 | by Maia Welbel

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Food sovereignty with One Love Garden

Shannon and Andy are the proud proprietors of One Love Garden, a small-scale organic farming operation in Maple City, Michigan that supplies heaps of nutrient-packed vegetables to local families every week.

July 22, 2020 | by Maia Welbel

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Cookie activism meets bake therapy with Jasmine Cho

Representation in baked goods matters. We talk cookie activism and the innovative field of baking therapy led by Jasmine Cho.

July 9, 2020 | by Maia Welbel

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Multi-disciplinary Missions with Sara Kiyo Popowa of Shiso Delicious

Sara Kiyo Popowa is a creative in every sense of the word and is dedicated to teaching others how to eat sustainably.

April 20, 2020 | by Maia Welbel

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7 scrappy podcast episodes for cooking in quarantine

It’s time to get scrappy and we’ve got just the playlist for you. Our favorite podcast episodes to inspire your Chopped-esque cooking experiments and give you a bit of comic relief.

April 3, 2020 | by Hawnuh Lee

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Why we should all be Closed Loop Cooking

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the choices to make if you are working to minimize your environmental footprint: What types of cleaning products should I buy? What companies should I support? Luckily, the most powerful choice we have is one we make three times a day: what we eat.

March 15, 2020 | by Maia Welbel

How to shop low waste in a package-friendly place

Minimizing non-recyclable purchases while traveling makes a huge difference while continuing a low impact practice.

March 11, 2020 | by Hawnuh Lee

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Letter to the Editor (From Gram)

I’m lucky enough to still correspond with my grandmother, Helen. She’s a dang, dear woman living in rural Iowa, making cookies and cakes for sale well into her 80’s. There’s so much to learn from her decade-tried culinary practices.

March 9, 2020 | by Hawnuh Lee

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Light, Love, and Loam with Kate Weiner

Through printed words, conscious community experiences, and conversation, Loam encourages sustainable practices and intersectionality.

March 6, 2020 | by Maia Welbel

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Food Curious with Jen Hung

Jen’s blog, Root Fare, embodies her resolve to not accept something as truth just because a label or tradition says it’s so. And her playful approach to plant-based cooking makes us want to spend the weekend massaging heads of cabbage for homemade kimchi.

February 24, 2020 | by Maia Welbel

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Food, Feelings, and Reframing with Sophia Roe

Chef and wellness advocate Sophia Roe exudes youthful enthusiasm, but it’s clear she’s wise beyond her years. Behind vibrant plates of vegetables, an infectious laugh, and seriously gorgeous hair, she has deeply compassionate insight that I imagine stems from the adversity she’s overcome.

January 16, 2020 | by Maia Welbel

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Rehumanizing with Em von Euw of This Rawsome Vegan Life

Em von Euw is the writer, activist, and all around plant-based champion behind This Rawsome Vegan Life. We talked to Em about allowing their blog to evolve as their values did, their journey with gender and body acceptance, and practical tips for transitioning to a plant-based lifestyle with self-compassion.

December 31, 2019 | by Maia Welbel