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    Talking Grub: Anna Lappe & Bryant Terry

    Flipping through your favorite cookbook, can you find a danger list of fruits and vegetables most likely to hold pesticide residue?

    While you check out a recipe, do you find yourself considering food safety studies and the global consequences of supporting local farmers?

    Authors Anna Lappe and Bryant Terry definitely do.  They’ve re-imagined the traditional cookbook by combining thought provoking food essays with informed eating recipes and even recommended soundtracks.   Titled Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen, the book is a fascinating and practical read inside or outside the kitchen.

    Join host Jerry Kay as we hear Lappe and Terry’s thoughts on food industry myths, childhood obesity, shopping, cooking and more.

    This Week's Guests:

    Anna Lappe — Author, Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen

    Lappe is a bestselling author and nationally recognized public speaker on food politics, globalization, and social change. Together with her mother, Frances Moore Lappé, she is a co-founder of the Small Planet Fund and a founding principal of the Small Planet Institute, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her first book, Hope's Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Plane,t chronicled social movements on five continents addressing the root causes of hunger and poverty. Winner of the Nautilus Award for Social Change, Hope's Edge became a bestseller and has been published in several languages.

    Lappe’s writing has appeared in numerous publications including The Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, The International Herald Tribune, and The Globe and Mail, among others. She is a contributing author to a number of books, including Take Back Your Time and Feeding the Future: How the Battle Over Food Will Change Your Life.  In 2002, Anna received Bioneers Youth Award given annually to a leading social activist by one of the country's foremost environmental organizations, the Collective Heritage Institute. In 2004, she was named to Organic Style’s Top 50 Environmental Power List.  She is currently a Food and Society Policy Fellow, a national program of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

    Lappe holds an M.A. in Economic and Political Development from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs and graduated with honors from Brown University. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

    Bryant Terry — Author, Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen

    Terry is an author, chef, food activist and Founding Director of b-healthy! (Building Healthy Eating and Lifestyles to Help Youth), a New York based non-profit organization made up of adult and youth food/social justice activists, chefs, youth participants and mothers working to strengthen the food justice movement.

    Terry is nationally recognized for his efforts to create a more just and sustainable food system. His work has received recognition in many publications including: Newsweek, Vibe, Organic Style - where he was named one of “Tomorrow’s Environmental Power Players.”  Terry and b-healthy have received numerous awards, including a Sea Change Residency, Wave of the Future Award and an Open Society Institute Community Fellowship.

    Terry facilitates workshops across the country for youth and adults about cooking, food politics, and the relationship between diet and health. He is a regular commentator on radio and has been a featured guest on National Public Radio’s The Tavis Smiley Show. He has served as the community food educator of the Clinton Hill CSA in Brooklyn, NY, and his first published recipe can be found in Recipes from America’s Small Farms: Fresh Ideas for the Season’s Bounty.

    In 2002, Terry graduated from the Natural Gourmet Cookery School in New York City. He also holds an M.A. from New York University and a B.A. from Xavier University of Louisiana. He lives in Brooklyn.

    More information:

  • Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen – Anna Lappe and Bryant Terry
  • Organic, INC – Sam Fromartz
  • Hope’s Edge – Francis Moore Lappe and Anna Lappe
  • Recipes from America’s Small Farms – Joanna Hayes, Lori Stein, Maura Webber

  • Child Obesity Picture Grim Among New York City Poor – The New York Times (Subscription Required)
  • The Delicious Revolution – Conscious Choice
  • Book Review: "Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen” – Beyond Organic

    Web Resources:
  • Grub website
  • Small Planet Institute
  • b-healthy!
  • People’s Grocery
  • Organic Style’s Top 50 Environmental Power List

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