I’m at work on another cookbook — there, I’ve said it. It’s a celebration of produce for you and a challenge of sorts for me, a positive, forward-thinking thing on days when positivity feels remote. Or impossible. We’re facing challenges every day —Covid and its economic and emotional fallout, four centuries of systemic racism, climate change, domestic terrorism, I could go on. Given all we’re struggling with, what does another plant-based cookbook matter? A friend put it this way: “Just think of what we would be missing if M.F.K. Fisher didn't write because of the horrors of the war. History is also what we eat, how we eat it, and how we are going to move forward.” You can see why she’s my friend.
Check out soulfulvegan this month. In honor of Women’s History Month, I’ll be featuring some of the women in food, some celebrated, some undersung, who’ve inspired me at the keyboard and in the kitchen. New content is published every Monday.
The theme for this year’s Women’s History Month is Refuse to be Silent. As Pulitzer winning historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich says, “Well-behaved women seldom make history.” The actions of generations of women before us have brought us here, to this moment, when the Vice President of America is a woman of color, when our voices, our actions have the power to shape the future. History will judge us on how we rise to that challenge, to support our sisters and daughters today and the girls and women of tomorrow, to foster a more sustainable, equitable and inclusive world for all.
Image courtesy of National Women’s History Alliance.
March 8 International Women’s Day #ChoosetoChallenge
March 10 Four legendary women, two great culinary events:
March 14 Daylight savings time begins. Turn your clocks forward one hour.
March 17 St. Patrick’s Day — Slainté
March 18-23 World Happiness Week
March 28 Palm Sunday
March 29 4pm ET Please join Fran Costigan, Jill Nussinow and me for a Facebook Live as we gear up for Whole Grains Sampling Day. We’re celebrating the whole grains we love and will show our favorite whole grains in action. Free and fab. Stay tuned for details.
Holi, India’s joyful, exuberant technicolor festival. We come in all colors and flavors. Celebrate them all.