Excited with this second book giveaway, Ali Berlow, The Food Activist Handbook, sponsored by Miami Book Fair which is happening Nov.15-22. As Ali says, “If you’ve had enough of E. coli scares, disappearing farmland, pesticide problems, and hunger in your community, this inspiring book will show you exactly how one person really can make a difference.”
What an incredibly practical Handbook, this may be a serious topic but Ali has succeeded in breaking it down with tips and steps how we can do our part to provide fresh, healthy food for our community whether it’s organizing a cooking club or community kitchen or taking a cooking class. As a cooking teacher, I’m always happy to show cooking can be a creative and fun process instead of a chore which is how most working folks view cooking! It’s a matter of mindset.
Don’t miss meeting this dynamite lady, Ali will be reading and signing her books at the Fair, Nov. 22, 1:30pm, Room 6100.
See below how to win this book, good luck.
These two upcoming Miami events would make Ali proud…
Sat. Nov.14: Wynwood Yard, a culinary community hub to explore and collaborate launching this, you can become a founding member and participate in multi events, get more details here.
Wed. Nov.18-22: SEED Festival, a conscious plant-based food and wine festival includes Food Forward, an all day conference is designed for food and sustainability industry entrepreneurs, farmers, chefs, government and education leaders and those passionate about our future.
About Ali Berlow
Ali is the author of two books: The Food Activist Handbook: Big & Small Things You Can Do to Help Provide Fresh, Healthy Food for Your Community and The Mobile Poultry Slaughterhouse: Building a Humane Chicken Processing Unit to Strengthen Your Local Food System, both by Storey Publishing.
Born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin, food has always been a passion of Ali’s. During her college days at the UW-Madison, Ali cooked for cash at fancy catered gigs and flipped burgers at Dotty Dumpling’s Dowry. Wanderlust and fluency in Swahili sent her abroad to Kenya and Somalia. Finding her way back to America, pit stops included her ancestral lands of Northern Germany and France, Italy and various Caribbean isles. Married, three boys, a rescue pup, some pigs and a few cats later — Ali is home and lives between the island of Martha’s Vineyard and Putney, Vermont. She cooks to nurture, to create. She writes passionately about food and all that it means — delving deep into our senses and our emotions.
As the former founding Executive Director of Island Grown Initiative, a non-profit that supports the small family farms and farmers of the island, Ali is committed to raising awareness + raising consciousness about the food that we feed to our families.
Her essay series A Cook’s Notebook airs periodically on NPR member stations, though its home station is WCAI / WNAN.
Ali and her husband Sam Berlow, launched Edible Vineyard in April ‘09. A quarterly print magazine, EV is dedicated to the local community on Martha’s Vineyard, featuring stories and recipes from the Island.
Visit here for more about Ali.
About The Food Activist Handbook
FRESH FOOD FOR ALL
Berlow provides a wealth of tools and solutions to help you energize and organize your local food system and create better access to healthy food for everyone. Full of inspiring stories and practical advice from the vibrant community of food activists, this is your playbook for bringing the food movement home.
THINGS YOU CAN DO
ESTABLISH a neighborhood kitchen for preserving the harvest
SET UP a community composting program
MAP local farmland
CONNECT food pantries with producers
IDENTIFY ethnic food traditions in the community
Ready for Book Giveaway? Keeping it simple, here you go:
1. Subscribe to my free newsletter in right sidebar, you’ll get news on all things food related and beyond. If you’re already a subscriber, go to no.2
2. Leave a comment below why you deserve to win Ali’s book? Then email me wokstar at eleanorhoh dot com so I have your email if you win.
3. Eligibility: Only for United States residents. Closing date: Friday, November 27 at 12 midnight, ET. Check back here for winner announcements Sat.Nov.28.
4. A random winner will be picked and contacted via email. Respond ASAP, otherwise I will pick the next winner.
Your book will be sent directly to you through the publisher, good luck everyone!