The Ralph Nader and Family Cookbook: Classic Recipes from Lebanon and Beyond


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$24.95  $23.20
Akashic Books
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8.0 X 10.1 X 0.6 inches | 1.4 pounds

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About the Author

RALPH NADER first made headlines as a young lawyer in 1965 with his book Unsafe at Any Speed, a scathing indictment that lambasted the auto industry for producing unsafe vehicles. The book led to congressional hearings and the passage of a series of automobile safety laws in 1966. Nader also went on to found a wide variety of organizations, all aimed at advancing corporate and government accountability. An author, lecturer, attorney, and political activist, Nader was cited by the Atlantic in 2006 as one of the one hundred most influential figures in American history; Time magazine has called him the US's toughest customer; and in 1974, a survey conducted by U.S. News & World Report rated him as the fourth most influential person in the United States.


"The Ralph Nader and Family Cookbook shares the offerings of an inspired culinary culture, inviting us to try delicious new dishes with a loving emphasis on family health and unity. A wonderful blend of consumer protection and consumer pleasure!"
--Patti Smith, author of Just Kids

"With a generous helping of mind-nourishing wisdom combined with mouthwatering recipes, Ralph Nader provides the ingredients for a life well lived."
--Andy Shallal, Busboys and Poets founder and CEO

"Rose Nader used family dinners as an opportunity to inform her children about culture, philosophy, as well as nutrition. Her tasty recipes came with a heaping helping of love and knowledge."
--Phil Donahue

"Rose Nader not only prepared the cuisine of my family's homeland to perfection, she infused it with heritage. Whenever she brought me a magical plate of Lebanese goodies, she was sure to remind me, in Arabic, of that old motto of the Lebanese kitchen: An empty hand is a dirty hand."
--Marlo Thomas, actress, author of Growing Up Laughing: My Story and the Story of Funny

"What sets Ralph Nader apart is that he has moved beyond social criticism to effective political action."
--New York Times

"Ralph Nader is our indispensable voice of outrage against corporate corruption, greed, invasion of privacy, and abuse of power."
--James K. Galbraith

"One of the 100 most influential Americans in the twentieth century."

"From auto and airline safety to 'the insurance game, ' Nader wins praise as consumer crusader."

"For a half century Ralph Nader has said what he thinks, written what he believes, and told it like it is."
--Robert R. Reich