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Rage Baking

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

Katherine Alford Kathy Gunst



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Simon & Schuster
01 April 2020
Gender studies: women; Pressure groups & lobbying; Cakes, baking, icing & sugarcraft
50+ recipes, short essays, and quotes from some of the best bakers, activists, and outspoken women in our country today-this cookbook encourages women to use sugar and sass as a way to defend, resist, and protest.

Since the 2016 election, many women across the country have felt rage, fury, and frustration, wondering how we got here. Some act by calling their senators, some write checks, some join activist groups, march, paint signs, grab their daughters and sons, and raise their voices. But for so many, they also turn to their greatest comfort-their kitchen.

Baking has a new meaning in today's world. These days, baking can be an outlet for expressing our feelings about the current state of our society. Rage Baking offers more than 50 cookie, cake, tart, and pie recipes as well as inspirational essays, reflections, and interviews with well known bakers and impassioned women and activists including Dorie Greenspan, Ruth Reichl, Carla Hall, Preeti Mistry, Julia Turshen, Pati Jinich, Vallery Lomas, Von Diaz, Genevieve Ko, and writers like Rebecca Traister, Pam Houston, Tess Raffery, Cecile Richards, Ann Friedman, Marti Noxon, and many more.

Timely, fun, and creative, this cookbook speaks to both skilled and beginner bakers who are looking for new ways to use their sweetest skills to combine food and activism. Containing a collection of recipes that are satisfying and delicious, Rage Baking unites like-minded women who are passionate about baking and change.
By:   Katherine Alford, Kathy Gunst
Imprint:   Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 232mm,  Width: 187mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   658g
ISBN:   9781982132675
ISBN 10:   1982132671
Pages:   208
Publication Date:   01 April 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Katherine Alford has a proven track record in food. She ran a New York Times 4-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. Kathy Gunst is a James Beard Award-winning journalist and the author of fifteen cookbooks. Her most recent books include Soup Swap and Rage Baking (with coauthor Katherine Alford). 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, Food & Wine, and others. Gunst teaches food journalism and cooking at schools and universities around the globe.

Reviews for Rage Baking: The Transformative Power of Flour, Fury, and Women's Voices

Indeed it is a cookbook, but Kathy Gunst and Katherine Alford's Rage Baking is also a genius idea-the very text that we, an army of citizen bakers, have been waiting for. Among more than 40 contributors to this feisty and inspiring collection of recipes, essays and interviews are luminaries Ruth Reichl, Ani DiFranco, Dorie Greenspan and Rebecca Traister. There are recipes like Power Muffs and No More Sheet Cake. The recipes, like the women behind them, represent diverse culinary traditions, from cornbread to bulgur flatbread to challah to focaccia. But they all share one ingredient: I am anger wrapped in hopelessness wrapped in despair wrapped in more anger, writes Tess Rafferty. 'And when I can't stand it anymore, I cook.' -BookPage

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