Julia Turshen is the bestselling author of Feed the Resistance, named the Best Cookbook of 2017 by Eater, and Small Victories, named one of the Best Cookbooks of 2016 by the New York Times and NPR. She is currently working on her newest cookbook, Now & Again, which will be released September 2018 (mark your calendars!) and focuses on making delicious meals and using the leftovers creatively. Julia also founded EATT (an acronym for Equity at the Table) which is a digital directory of food industry professionals who are women/gender non-conforming individuals and focusing primarily on POC and the LGBTQ community.
On this episode, Julia talks about how she has always been happiest and most excited in the kitchen, how the latest presidential election helped her connect the dots between her love of cooking and investment in her community—a silver lining if there ever was one!—and a whole lot of other things that fall under the universality of food. We’ve said it many times here on Rootstock Radio, but the truth is that everyone has to eat, and Julia Turshen reminds us of all the ways food can be used to connect, resist, and reform.
Tune in to hear about
- The legacy of food in community building and movement building—it’s certainly not a new idea
- How every single choice we make around food is political
- How we can unpack privilege, and initiate reform, through food
- Whether or not Julia is on team “leftovers” when it comes to cooking and eating meals