Equity, Inclusion, and Justice

By Slow Food USA

By Slow Food USA

Slow Food USA is dedicated to the development of an equitable, just, and healthy local food system that truly works for all of us. You can also read our EIJ Manifesto here. We hope these reads inspire change, motivate equity, and encourage a flourishing connection to food wherever you are.

Buttermilk Graffiti: A Chef's Journey to Discover America's New Melting-Pot Cuisine

Edward Lee

$15.95 $14.67

American food is the story of mash-ups. Immigrants arrive, cultures collide, and out of the push-pull come exciting new dishes and flavors. But for Edward Lee, who, like Anthony Bourdain or Gabrielle Hamilton, is as much a writer as he is a chef, that first surprising bite is just the beginning. What about the people behind the food? What about the traditions, the innovations, the memories? -Goodreads reviewer

Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit

Barry Estabrook


Though the subtitle of this book is a little misleading, a significant part of this book is about the conditions of workers on tomato farms. Near the very end of the book, Slow Food is even mentioned! -Tammy, Slow Food Albuquerue

Braiding Sweetgrass

Robin Wall Kimmerer

$18.00 $16.56

Notes from a Young Black Chef: A Memoir

Joshua David Stein and Kwame Onwuachi

$16.95 $15.59

A selection for the Slow Food Albuquerque book club. This memoir follows the life story of Kwame Onwuachi, from a challenging childhood in NYC, to 18 months spent living in Nigeria at age 10, to working as a chef on a ship for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill cleanup crew, and many more adventures described in the book. Onwuachi doesn't fail to entertain. The writing is great, and it also includes a recipe with each chapter. -Tammy, SF ABQ

Yes, Chef

Marcus Samuelsson and Veronica Chambers

$18.00 $16.56

Food Justice

Robert Gottlieb and Anupama Joshi

$24.95 $22.95

Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America

Marcia Chatelain

$28.95 $26.63

This book was recommended by Jim Embry in a Slow Food Live! presentation (https://www.facebook.com/SlowFoodUSA/videos/550266779217815/) called "Food After COVID-19: Opportunities for Equity, Inclusion, & Justice".

Women on Food

Charlotte Druckman

$30.00 $27.60

How to Be an Antiracist

Ibram X. Kendi

$27.00 $24.84

My Soul Looks Back: A Memoir

Jessica B. Harris

$17.00 $15.64

The True History of Chocolate

Sophie D Coe and Michael D Coe

$22.95 $21.11

World Hunger


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