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Appetite for Change

Soulful Recipes from a North Minneapolis Kitchen

Appetite for Change

Contributions by Beth Dooley

Delicious recipes and community spirit make Appetite For Change a force for good in North Minneapolis

152 Pages, 7 x 10 in

  • eBook
  • 9781452971506
  • Published: July 9, 2024
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  • Paperback
  • 9781517909819
  • Published: July 9, 2024
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Appetite for Change

Soulful Recipes from a North Minneapolis Kitchen

Appetite for Change

Contributions by Beth Dooley

ISBN: 9781452971506

Publication date: July 9th, 2024

152 Pages

66 color plates

10 x 7

"Appetite for Change represents a collective roar of still-small voices dedicated to reimagining and reinventing the food system across a growingly diverse Minnesota and beyond. The delicacies in this book bridge the everyday and the celebratory with a heaping helping of Minnesota nice and the full heart of a hopeful community."—Michael W. Twitty, James Beard Award-winning author of The Cooking Gene: A Journey through African-American Culinary History in the Old South

 

"Within these pages, you will find old tried-and-true recipes plus new healthy, creative, and innovative ones. It’s all included in this memorable, delightful, and delicious collection from the founders and friends of Appetite For Change. From Red Velvet Cake to Fried Green Tomatoes and the Breaking Bread Kale Salad, you will awaken memories and make new ones. This cookbook is a marvelous culinary collection to enjoy reading and cooking from."—Sue Zelickson, cookbook editor and former food reporter

 

"Heart, soul, and deliciousness are what Appetite For Change has always delivered to the North Minneapolis community. Through their cafe, workshops, and many vegetable gardens, they’ve fed their neighborhood and brought hope for health, wealth, and social change. Now we all can cook the AFC love at home with our families. From Corn and Ricotta Pancakes to Purple Rain Salad and Harvey’s Tea Cakes, there are recipes for every meal of the day. Spread the love and great food by gifting this book to everyone you care about!"—Zoë François, author of Zoë Bakes Cakes and TV Host of Zoë Bakes

 

"Not many things bring—and keep—people together quite like food. Not only does it fuel our bodies, it nourishes our souls and opens our minds. The most important thing about food is that it is for everyone. Food does not nourish less based on your status, nor does it prefer who receives the joy it brings—it does not discriminate. It has, however, been weaponized and used as a tool for separation and injustice, which is part of what makes the work Appetite For Change does so important. Appetite for Change brings together the food of a community, the food of the many cultures that make our world so beautiful in its differences yet so connected at its roots. Within this book, you will find approachable recipes that will diversify your palate and are focused on the home cook, with easy-to-follow instructions and easy-to-source ingredients. This is a beautiful and deliciously written book."—Justin Sutherland, author of Northern Soul and chef/owner of Big E

 


The delicious recipes and community spirit that have made Appetite for Change a force for good in North Minneapolis

Feed someone a delicious meal, and you've satisfied a moment’s hunger. Show someone how to cultivate, cook, and share good food, and you satisfy the hungry soul of a whole community. Feeding the soul is what Appetite for Change does, working to improve the foodscape in its Northside community through youth-led urban gardens and farmers markets, cooking workshops and a meal box delivery service, and the Breaking Bread Cafe. Sharing both enticing recipes and heartfelt stories of sustenance, Appetite for Change is filled with soul food classics that feature light twists and local touches and show how multiple cultures can commingle within one cookbook—and even one plate.

 

There are recipes here for everyone: side dishes like Caribbean Coleslaw, Okra Succotash, and Curried Potato Bites; salads, including Purple Rain Salad and Beet It Salad, both created by AFC youth members to sell at Twins baseball games; small plates, from Jackfruit Nachos to Fried Green Tomatoes; and family-favorite soups and stews, like Lentil Sweet Potato Stew and Jambalaya. There are even breakfast options—including Jerk Shrimp and Cheese Grits, Banana Pecan Bread, and a Big, Beautiful Frittata—and desserts ranging from Flourless Chocolate Cake to Cranberry Cream Cheese Bars. And when it’s time to feed a crowd, look no further than the “Community Feasts” chapter, chock-full of recipes as familiar as Fried Chicken and as singular as Delicata Black Bean Tacos.

 

Healthy, affordable, easy, and delicious, all of the recipes shared here connect with stories of how the people and purpose behind Appetite for Change have brought nourishing hope and new life to an entire community.

Founded by LaTasha Powell, Michelle Horovitz, and Princess Titus in 2011 in the historically Black Northside neighborhood of Minneapolis, Appetite for Change is a nonprofit social enterprise dedicated to using food as a tool for building health, wealth, and social change in the Twin Cities of Minnesota.

Beth Dooley is author or coauthor of numerous cookbooks, including, as cowriter, Sean Sherman’s The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen, which won a James Beard Award for Best American Cookbook in 2017. She is an Endowed Chair with the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture.