The History Press is pleased to introduce the new title:
Grand Rapids Food
A Culinary Revolution
Lisa Rose Starner
Grand Rapids' food scene is bursting with local flavor. Farmers, teachers, chefs and activists are taking back their foodways and serving up the fresh, healthful fruits of their labor. Author Lisa Rose Starner captures the essence of the growing food movement in Grand Rapids and the rugged individuals who are tilling the soil, growing food and launching successful food businesses while powering community change-one garden, one backyard, one block, one store, one plate of food, cup of coffee and mug of beer at a time.
Lisa Rose Starner has gathered her food and farming knowledge from many people and places along a very delicious journey over the years. Starner grew up in Spring Lake, Michigan, just several minutes from the magical shoreline of the Big Lake. A child of the '80s, Starner was raised on a hodgepodge of foods-from home-cooked meals made with vegetables from her mother's garden to those 1980s-style frozen pot-pie dinners. A self-taught home chef, Starner first learned the art of eating while a university student in Nice, France. After university, Starner's edible journey took her to work in the Stag's Leap District of Napa Valley and to volunteer at Alice Waters's Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley, California. It was at the Edible Schoolyard where Starner witnessed the power of growing gardens with children and the impact it can have on their health, the environment and the future of our global food system. Starner returned to Michigan from the Bay Area in 2001. She has since been an activist in her local food community, writing, teaching and getting her own hands dirty in the soil to help grow the movement with her family in Grand Rapids.
Meet the author!
Saturday, July 27: 11-1pm. Carrenttino Italian Market & Wine
Schuler Books on August 20th at 7pm (2660 28th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512)