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international women's day : a time to focus on the possibilities


“The most important thing one woman can do for another is to illuminate and expand her sense of actual possibilities”

- Adrienne Rich

As a women owned business in a male dominated industry we have, time and time again, found support and inspiration in the strong female leaders and trailblazers who have come before us. This year for International Women’s Day - a day for celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women - we want to share some of our favorite industry women with you. Women who have not only taught us a thing or two about food but have also inspired us get out of the kitchen, connect with our communities and take action towards to the changes we want to see, in our industry and beyond.

Deborah Madison

“My interests lay with issues of biodiversity, seasonal and local eating, farmers markets, small and mid-scale farming, farmers and ranchers, gardens and gardeners.” An expert on vegetarian cooking - Deborah’s passion and cooking philosophy not only showcase fresh garden produce but bring awareness to the slow food movement, and the importance of local foods and farmers markets.  

Favorite recipe: (from The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone):

Hearty Lentil Soup

Heidi Swanson

Her poetic posts, focus on whole-foods, plant-based meals and encouragement to share those meals with the people you love, is what drew us to Heidi's blog, 101 Cookbooks years ago. This self taught chef is always inspiring us with her travels, unexpected flavors and wise words. “The practice of regularly putting yourself out there is powerful. Learning in public is a great teacher. If you do your best every time you show up, and if you don’t let imperfection be a deterrent, you’ll improve every time.”

Favorite Recipe: (from Supernatural Everyday): Spinach Strata

Samin Nosrat

“I’ve pursued my twin passions of food and words with equal vigor, aiming to create work that inspires, creates community, and raises cultural, social and environmental awareness.” Whether you’re a confident home cook or total newbie, do yourself a favor and get yourself a copy of Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking - So many “ah-ha” moments. Your tastebuds will thank you.

Favorite Recipe: (From Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking): Basil Pesto

Julia Turshen

Food writer, cook, and food equity advocate. In 2017, Turshen released Feed the Resistance: Recipes + Ideas for Getting Involved. A book encouraging everyone to get involved in their communities on a more meaningful level. Julia used food (something we all love) to bridge that gap and donated all proceeds to the ACLU.

Favorite Recipe: (From Small Victories: Recipes, Advice + Hundreds of Ideas for Home Cooking Triumphs): Turkey + Ricotta Meatballs