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Rage Baking

The Transformative Power of Flour, Fury, and Women's Voices: A Cookbook

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About The Book

The “political cookbook that has the food world buzzing” (Forbes, Editors’ Pick) features 50+ recipes, short essays, interviews, and quotes from some of the best bakers, activists, and outspoken women in our country today.

The 2016 election. The January 6th insurrection. Impeachment, twice. The overturning of Roe v. Wade.

For many women, baking now has a new meaning. It’s an outlet for expressing our feelings about the current state of American politics and culture. It’s a way to deal with our stress and anxiety, and, yes, rage and fury.

Rage Baking offers more than 50 cookie, cake, tart, and pie recipes—with beautiful photography by Jerelle Guy—to help vent these emotions. And it goes further. Inside you’ll find inspirational essays, reflections, and interviews with well-known bakers and impassioned feminists and activists to help motivate you to act and organize in your communities.

Be inspired with recipes, such as:
-Oatmeal Cookies from Ruth Reichl
-Lemon Bars from Vallery Lomas
-Swedish Visiting Cake from Dorie Greenspan
-Rum Raisin Brownies from Julia Turshen
-Root Beer Cake with Chocolate–Root Beer Glaze from Carla Hall
-Classic Southern Pecan Pie from Cecile Richards
-Almond and Chocolate Leche Cake from Pati Jinich
-Chocolate Cherry Biscotti from Grace Young
-And essays, interviews, and poetry by Ani DiFranco, Jennifer Finey Boylan, Elle Simone, Hali Bey Ramdene, and Von Diaz, among others.

“Timely” (The New York Times), fun, and creative, this cookbook speaks to a wide range of bakers who are looking for new ways to use their sweetest skills to combine food and activism. Rage Baking brings women together with humor and passion to defend, resist, and protest.

PROCEEDS OF THIS BOOK GO TO EMILY’S LIST TO SUPPORT WOMEN CANDIDATES.

About The Authors

Photograph by Robert S Johnson

Katherine Alford has a proven track record in food. She ran a New York Times four-star kitchen, has been a Greenmarket Manager, as well as instructor and director of Peter Kump’s Cooking School (now Institute of Culinary Education). She spent the last twenty years at the Food Network, ultimately, as the Senior Vice President of Culinary, where she led the culinary team for TV, digital, and print. She ran the test kitchen that created multiple cookbooks that were IACP finalists, Food & Wine Best of the Best, and New York Times bestsellers. She oversaw recipe development and had a column in Food Network Magazine, the #1 food magazine with a monthly reach of over 1.3 million readers. She grew up in Washington, DC, in a politically active family; her passions are food and politics.

Photograph by John Hession

Kathy Gunst is a James Beard Award–winning journalist and the author of sixteen cookbooks. She is the award-winning Resident Chef for NPR’s Here and Now, heard on over 550 public radio stations with over 5 million listeners. She writes for many publications, including The Washington Post, EatingWell, Yankee, The New York Times, and others. Gunst teaches food journalism and cooking at schools and universities around the globe.

Product Details

  • Publisher: S&S/Simon Element (July 25, 2023)
  • Length: 208 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781982132699

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