An Assistant Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies, Dr. Ashanté Reese talks about the power of empathy, uplifting stories that aren’t always told, and the people pushing against anti-blackness in their everyday lives.
Books + Films
The Politics of Eating While Black
Psyche Williams-Forson’s new book examines the surveillance and food shaming that Black eaters face.
To Boldly Grow Details the Joys of Growing Your Own Food
Tamar Haspel’s To Boldly Grow details the author’s journey moving to Cape Cod and committing to eat at least one food that she produced every day.
New Cookbook Boasts Healthy Recipes That Can Save the Planet
The U.N. and the Kitchen Connection Alliance have partnered to create a cookbook that empowers cooks of all levels to make healthier and climate-friendly meals.
Rescuing the World’s Rarest Foods
The climate crisis, colonization, and prioritizing yield above all else has resulted in the loss of the world’s biodiversity.
20 Books About Food to Carry You Through Summer 2022
Uncover the hidden world of food this summer with these 20 books.
Community, Tradition, and Food Bring Health in The Kitchenistas Documentary
“The Kitchenistas” documentary shows that the journey to eating healthy requires a supportive community as much as it requires good food.
Memoir Recounts Landmark Case that Helped Save Family Farmers
The book follows Sarah Vogel’s journey in the 1980s as she represented more than 245,000 farmers in a historical lawsuit that radically reformed how the USDA treats farmers.
New Book Lifts Up Traditional Farming Practices as a Solution to the Climate Crisis
Healing Grounds highlights traditional farming practices that can build resilience in response to climate change.
Food Tank’s Spring 2022 Book List
Food Tank is rounding up 20 titles that celebrate ancestral farming practices, document the importance of marine ecosystems, introduce readers to new recipes, and more.