by Jennifer BB
When it comes to Anna Lappe, the organic and local apple really doesn't fall far from the tree. She, along with Bryant Terry, has authored Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen. Anna is the daughter of Frances Moore Lappe of Diet for a Small Planet fame. My copy of Grub has just arrived and it is on top of my "must read" stack.
So what is Grub? "Grub is healthy, local, sustainable food for all" so goes one of their definitions. What better inspiration for an urbanite like me who is continually searching for ways to eat well, to buy, produce and share food in ways that are just, and who doesn't mind a side dish of good food politics with my entree.
Anna's other writings include her last book, Hope's Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet, which she coauthored with her mother. Bryant Terry, also no stranger to these issues, started a program in Brooklyn to connect city children to their food source and learn to cook it too through his bHealthy! youth program.
Look for Anna and Bryant as they make their way across the country on their book tour. For more information on the book and to see if they are coming your way, check out their website here.
Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows writes Cookin' in the 'Cuse, a blog about good food and sustainable living in Syracuse and Central New York.