GRUB: Ideas for an Organic Urban Kitchen (On Tour Across America!)

The more we learn about GRUB, the more we like it. What is it? It's a new book (coming out on April 6th), it's a website, it's a way of living and eating (Take Action!). Co-written by Anna Lappé and Bryant Terry (follow links for bios), the book preaches "healthy, local, sustainable food for all, [...] food that supports community, justice, and sustainability." It combines essays and an exposé of the food industry (with Anna's encounters with industry execs) with "Bryant’s sumptuous menus that include suggested soundtracks to cook and dine by." Anna adds: "We like to think of it as a call-to-arms and a call-to-eat. [...] grub should be universal." GRUB is also going on the road in April and May (see tour dates below) and we hope to be able to get some of the TreeHugger staff to attend on some dates (the event in Seattle on April 20 will be cohosted by Grist Magazine and WorldChanging!). It should be really interesting and we encourage you to go check it out. You can also learn about GrubParties here.

About the tour, Anna said:

On our tour, we’re honoring local food at farmers markets, restaurants, and farms; raising dollars for food banks, gardening programs, and farmer coalitions; participating in teach-ins, conferences, and forums. We also want to connect folks we meet with what’s going on locally as well as help people see their power to make a difference–with our dollars, voices, and votes.

Here are the GRUB tour dates (check the website closer to the event to make sure that there are no changes):

Saturday, April 01, 9:30 – 6:00pm
New York City, NY

Baum Forum
School Food: Innovation & Ideas
The Graduate Center (CUNY)
34th St. and Fifth Ave.
Anna only

Monday, April 03, 6:00pm
Ann Arbor, MI

Book signing
Shaman Drum
311-315 South State St.

Tuesday, April 04, 7:30pm
Ann Arbor, MI

People’s Food Co-op’s 35th Anniversary Celebration & Reception
Michigan Theater
693 Liberty
Anna and Bryant with Frances

Thursday, April 06, 6:30pm
New York City, NY

Coliseum Books
11 West 42nd Street

Sat. and Sun. April 8 and 9

BioEthics Conference
Please visit
for full schedule of events
Anna only

Anna Lappé on Enviro Close-Up with Karl Grossman on Free Speech TV

Anna Lappe discusses good food, the consolidation of the food supply, loss of plant diversity, the farm crisis and the impact of globalization on agriculture. EnviroVideo's 30 minute TV interview series, Enviro Close-Up with Karl Grossman, is seen on Free Speech TV ("> FSTV brings the best of progressive TV to 25 million U.S. homes - airing 24 hours a day on Dish Network (channel 9415) and part-time on 140 community access cable stations in 30 states.

FSTV Air dates and times
Wednesday, April 12 2:30 PM
Thursday, April 13 7:30 AM 8:30 PM
Friday, April 14 4:30 PM
Saturday, April 15 8:30 PM
Sunday, April 16 6:30 PM

Sunday, April 09, 2:00pm

Book signing
Barbara's Bookstore at UIC
1218 South Halsted St.
Anna only

Monday, April 10, 7:30pm

Book signing
Diesel Books
5433 College Ave.

Tuesday, April 11, 7:00pm
Mill Valley

Community dinner with Marin Organic and friends
Panta Rhea Foundation
For more information, contact Sheila Foster at

Thursday, April 13, 3:30pm

Cooking demo & book signing with Black Oak Books
North Shattuck Farmers Market

Friday, April 14, 7:00pm
Corte Madera

Book signing
Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd.

Saturday, April 15, 11:45am
San Francisco

Cooking demo & book signing with Book Passage
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
1 Ferry Building

Saturday, April 15, 7 – 9 pm
Palo Alto

Dinner, speech, & book signing
Foundation for Global Community
222 High St.

Monday, April 17, 7:00pm
Santa Cruz

Speech & book signing
UC-Santa Cruz
For more information, contact Marcia Winslade,

Wednesday, April 19

Community dinner and fundraiser
For address and information contact Jenny Heins at

Thursday, April 20, 6:00pm

Book signing
Elliott Bay Book Company
101 South Main St.

Thursday, April 20

Post-book signing gathering, cohosted by WorldChanging and
The Hideout
1005 Boren Ave.

Friday, April 21, 7:00pm

Book signing
Powell’s Books for Home and Garden
3747 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

Friday, April 28, 7:00pm
Asheville, NC

Book signing
Malaprop's Bookstore and Café
55 Haywood St.
Anna only

Saturday, April 29, 6:00pm
Valle Crucis, North Carolina

Grub dinner and reading with friends from the farm
Maverick Farms
Anna only

Friday, May 5, 5:30pm
Palo Alto

Speech & Reception
Stanford University
Bryant only

Friday, May 05, 7:00pm
Manhasset, NY

Speech & book signing
Unitarian Universalist Church
Anna only

Tuesday, May 09, 7:00pm
New York City, NY

Informal discussion & celebration with community nutrition class
Columbia University

Tuesday, May 09, 9:00pm
New York City, NY

Rude Movements
APT Club

Wednesday, May 10, 11:30am – 2pm
New York City, NY

Cooking demo & book signing
Union Square Farmers Market

Wednesday, May 10, 7:30pm
New York City, NY

Book signing
Vox Pop
For more information, contact Sarah,

Thursday, May 11
Brooklyn, NY

Dinner and book signing
Smooch, organic café and wine bar

Saturday, May 13, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Brooklyn, NY

Cooking demo & book signing
Brooklyn Grand Army Plaza Farmers Market

Saturday, May 13, 1:00pm
Brooklyn, NY

Tabling and book signing
Park Slope Food Co-op

Sunday, May 14
New York City, NY

Workshop & book signing
Sacred Center
330 W. 38th, Suite 704

Wednesday, May 17, 7:00pm
Washington DC

Book signing
Chapters Bookstore
445 11th St NW

Thursday, May 18, 7 – 10pm
Washington DC

Benefit Dinner for Capital Area Food Bank and Book Signing
Vegetate Restaurant
For more information, contact

Thursday, May 25, 7:00pm
Costa Mesa, CA

Book signing
Book Soup
South Coast Plaza,
3333 Bristol St.
2nd Level, Jewel Court
Bryant only

For details about any of these events or to volunteer to help with the Grub Tour, please contact Molly Rockamann at molly[at]

You can Listen to Anna Lappé and Bryant Terry on The Beyond Organic Show the week of April 9th:

Anna Lappé & Bryant Terry join Beyond Organic Show host, Jerry Kay to talk about organics, childhood obesity, food access and to share recipes from their new book.

The Beyond Organic Show is a nationally syndicated radio program addressing issues of organic food and farming, social and environmental sustainability. Starting April 9th, listen to the program via satellite radio, FM/AM broadcast, download or podcast. For more information visit:

::GRUB Website, GRUB the Book at Amazon

More about local food on TreeHugger: ::Living On The 100 Miles Diet, ::Living On The 100 Miles Diet, Part 2, ::100 Mile Diet, Meet Oliver Rowe: Restaurant Serves Local Food, ::10 Reasons to Eat Local Food, ::Today's Eco-Event: "Eat Local Challenge"

GRUB: Ideas for an Organic Urban Kitchen (On Tour Across America!)
The more we learn about GRUB, the more we like it. What is it? It's a new book (coming out on April 6th), it's a website, it's a way of living and eating (Take Action!). Co-written by Anna Lappé and Bryant Terry (follow links for bios), the book