In the wake of last week's presidential directive, chef and cookbook author Liz Prueitt and Omnivore Books' Celia Sack reminded us of one small way we can learn about those who live, come from, and identify with the targeted parts of the world: Take a look at your cookbook collection.
My new shop window, courtesy of our president. pic.twitter.com/FoHurAz0Y8— Omnivore Books (@omnivorebooks) January 28, 2017
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Here are their recommendations for cookbooks that offer teachings on and recipes from particular countries and regions affected by last week's directives, along with a few books from our own list. The selection below is a jumping-off point (rather than an exhaustive syllabus); please add your suggestions to the comments below!
....working on this book meant working with an incredible, powerful group of immigrant women. I could not have been luckier or more proud to put their stories and recipes on the page. I have 5 copies on my shelf and I'd be happy to send them to the first 5 people to DM me their receipt for a donation made for $100 (or more!) to the @aclu_nationwide. Also let me know your address (US only) #immigrantsmakeamericagreat #nomuslimban #nobannowall UPDATE: 5 MINUTES + $500 LATER, ALL COPIES ARE ACCOUNTED FOR! THANK YOU AWESOME IG COMMUNITY!!! AND HAPPY BAKING!!!!!
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While not on the list of countries affected by Friday's executive order, we also wanted to include some books on Mexican cooking in response to President Trump's plan to build a wall along the border. Here are just a few:
To learn more about some of the mentioned books, follow the links here:
What did we miss? Add more "required reading" to the comments below.