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Come Eat It’s cold but cozy in the house as I write this. Last night was the winter solstice for 2016. It’s worth it to mark the year. In part because this marks the first of what I hope are many years of The New Economy Chapbook Cookbook. But, more importantly, because I think this year will go down as one of the hardest and darkest in recent memory for so many of us, even those who think in this moment that they’ve won whatever it is they think they’ve won. This has been a year of too many senseless deaths. Too many inches of the Arctic melting away. So many liberties being withheld from so many. So many people without work. So many people starving or making tough choices and sacrifices in the name of not starving. It’s enough to make a person lose their appetite. And yet. Most of us want a table to sit at. A meal to sit down to. In October of this year I realized my partner and I were likely in for a fairly tough year economically. I have a real terror about not being able to afford to eat. I think many people do. So, I went on Facebook and I asked if folks would share some delicious and inexpensive recipes that get them through the tough times and also feel like feasts. I also thought that perhaps if anyone wrote back we could compile the recipes and turn them into a chapbook cookbook that we could “sell” for $2 donation receipts to organizations that fight food insecurity.

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I could not have imagined sitting here now with a document of over 100 pages in front of me. Stews, and soups, and egg rolls, and chili, and chili, and chili, and so many other marvelous feasts. People took pictures. People drew! It also happens that most of these recipes are contributed by writers and activists, something that gives me such pleasure. Every single person who sent recipes in has contributed to a vision of a New Economy where we feed each

New Economy Chapbook Cookbook Volume 1  
New Economy Chapbook Cookbook Volume 1  

Inexpensive, Healthy, Hopeful Feasts for 2017. Inexpensive, Healthy, Hopeful Feasts for 2017. Designed in community, for community. Pleas...