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Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen [Paperback]

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Pages   256
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 7.5" Height: 9"
Weight:   1.3 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 6, 2006
Publisher   Tarcher
Age  18
ISBN  1585424595  
EAN  9781585424597  

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Item Description...
A practical guide to organic eating for readers who live in urban environments challenges popular misconceptions about organic foods in today's grocery stores, shares advice on how to create an organic kitchen, and provides seasonal recipes.

Publishers Description
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 expose 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 millions of 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.

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Anna Lappe is the co-author of "Grubb" and "Hope's Edge" (with her mother, Frances Moore Lappe)."" She is currently host for MSN's "Practical Guide to Healthy Living "and is co-host for the public television series, "The Endless Feast. "Named one of "Time" magazine's "Eco-Who's Who," she is a founding principal of the Small Planet Institute. Anna's writing has been published in the "Washington"" Post, Los Angeles Times, International Herald Tribune, "and Canada's "Globe and Mail." She writes a bi-monthly column on sustainability for "Spirituality and Health" and contributes book reviews to the "San Francisco Chronicle" and the "New Scientist." Her Web site is"

Anna Lappe was born in 1973.

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A jumping off point  Oct 5, 2008
This book has a lot of valuable info. It was preaching to the crier a bit for me but still it is always good to have ones views validated. The recipes may be more local in California and New York where getting some of the ingredients is a lot easier, but not necessarily local. Use them as inspiration rather than dogma(which the author points out herself). Have fun experiment and create your own cooking play list(something I found to be a really fun aspect of the book).
Only one complaint  Feb 19, 2008
First of all, I would like to say that I simply adore the recipes in this book. I do consider most of them to be "special occasion" food, since I can't always afford some of the ingredients, but it's good to have fancy food every now and then.

My only complaint with this book is that the authors seem to show contempt for anyone who follows a specific lifestyle or diet. As a dedicated vegan myself, I choose not to eat animal products as part of my effort to not support the meat industry or the suffering of other living things. So, when the authors gave examples of "vegans" sneaking cheese, or "vegetarians" sneaking seafood, that seems unfair. Obviously these "vegans" and "vegetarians" are not in fact what they say they are. That doesn't mean that every veg-head out there is a hypocrite who's to weak to "do without".

If the book didn't have that snide little comment, I'd give it 5 stars. But buy it for the recipes anyways!! Yum!
Learn what's really going on!  Oct 10, 2007
If you're like me and just getting a clue that something's amiss in our food chain and only now realizing big business has dollars instead of nutrition in mind when creating new foods, then this book helps you explain why and how that happened. Plus, you can give family and friends ideas about what to do about it - and that's only in the first half of this concise and clear read. With the second half, you can create a great meal. Organized around the way many of us cook these days - for others and for a party - the recipes are a step up from your average fare but not so complex that they can't be delicious on the first try. I highly recommend its smarts and strong flavors!
Very well written  Oct 10, 2007
This book is extremely well written, it was able to hold the attention of someone not in the field of nutrition/food systems (such as my husband who develops software) and captured me from the opening paragraph. I work in food systems and am very familiar with the issues Anna writes about. I appreciate all the research that went into writing this book, the detailed fact checking and the beautiful recipes developed to accompany it. I was educated, enlightened and exposed to new music artists all at the same time while reading this book--what more could I ask for?

Great recipes! Very Informative!  Sep 13, 2007
I really liked this book. The recipes are healthy, easy to prepare and delicious!!!

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