I’ve been excitedly waiting for Feed The Resistance, Julia Turshen‘s new book, to publish. I received an advanced digital galley, and I just couldn’t wait to get my hands on the hardcover. It published today.
These days it’s hard to stand by, watch what’s going on, and not have some deep desire to do something to change the status quo. As I leafed through the book, I thought about all the displaced people who have no where to go. I watch the news and I see immigrants who have been living in the DC area that are being sent away. Online, I read stories about the authorities raiding restaurants which is causing kitchen staff to not come back to work and simply disappear. Where do they go? What jobs can they get to sustain their families at home. At the same time, I also see Canada welcoming Syrian refugees and I wonder why we are not doing the same here?
This book has recipes in three categories: simple recipes for those who are busy, recipes to feed a crowd, and a baked goods and portable snacks section–useful for those on the go. Feeding the Resistance also has incredibly inspiring essays. I can’t wait to dive deeper into the book. I hope to get some ideas on how I can be more involved in my community.
The photo above is for easy posole. It requires only 6 ingredients: chicken, carrots, tomatillos, jalapeño, dried oregano, and hominy. It is classic comfort food. I added some cilantro, tortilla strips, and avocado for garnish. The recipe is on page 89. Please go buy this gorgeous, and inspiring book! All proceeds go to the ACLU.