The Just Kitchen: Invitations to Sustainability, Cooking, Connection, and Celebration


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Broadleaf Books
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8.19 X 9.2 X 0.82 inches | 1.59 pounds

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About the Author

Derrick Weston is an engaged community organizer in Baltimore, Maryland. He manages the Rockrose City Farm on Baltimore's east side, growing food for ministries that distribute to those who are food insecure. A documentary filmmaker, producer, and former Presbyterian minister, Derrick is a firm believer in using one's voice and the media to inspire and enact social change. He is cohost and producer of The Food and Faith Podcast along with coauthor Anna Woofenden and Rev. Sam Chamelin.
Anna Woofenden is a writer, speaker, pastor, and leading voice in the food and faith movement. She is the founding pastor of The Garden Church in San Pedro, California, as well as the founder of Feed and Be Fed Farm. With an MDiv from Earlham School of Religion, Woofenden has served at Los Angeles' Wayfarers Chapel and at San Francisco's Saint Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church and The Food Pantry. Now living in Northampton, Massachusetts, with her husband, David, Woofenden is cohost of the Food and Faith podcast. She is passionate about spirituality, justice, food, the earth, and community, and is driven by a calling to reimagine church.


"Foodies of faith will find plenty to sink their teeth into." --Publishers Weekly

"The Just Kitchen is a heart-warming, soul-satisfying, and salivating meditation on the spiritual dimension of foodways. I'm grateful that Derrick Weston and Anna Woofenden have set a welcome table replete with hope and love." ----Adrian Miller, James Beard Award-winning author and executive director of the Colorado Council of Churches

"Like a carefully and lovingly prepared meal, Derrick Weston and Anna Woofendon have given a rich and generous gift in Just Kitchen. With honesty, humility, and great generosity of spirit, Derrick and Anna echo a truth I learned from the keepers of the kitchen in my own family--there's more going on in the kitchen than we usually realize. Yes, it can be a complicated and difficult space, but it can also be a space of interaction, preparation, transformation, reflection, healing, community, mutuality, celebration, and hope. For anyone who has longed for a guide to a more meaningful relationship with the kitchen, Derrick and Anna graciously show the way--recipes included." ----Nathan Stucky, PhD, director of the Farminary Project

"The Just Kitchen is a mantra for the mind and body, creating a spiritual journey for us all." ----Alex Askew, chef, director of BCA Global, and author/editor of Mindful Eating for the Beloved Community