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We are donating our trailer to the International Indigenous Youth Council at Standing Rock.  Above, is the [formerly Eat for Equity] trailer, in its new home at Oceti Sakowin camp, Standing Rock. Many of you will have been following the Standing Rock water protectors, an Indigenous led movement to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline from crossing through […]

Pulled Pork

Pulled Pork

Ingredients (serves 15) 2 T. brown sugar 2 T. kosher salt 2 T. fresh ground black pepper 1 T. paprika 6 lbs. bone-in pork shoulder [butt], skin removed 1/4 cup dijon mustard green onions or chives for garnish Equipment grill, tongs, electric roasters Directions Combine the brown sugar, salt, pepper, and paprika in a small […]

Parmesan Grits

A rose by any other name would smell just as sweet. And whether you call it “polenta” or “grits” [or a name of your own invention], a bowl of creamy, garlicky corn pudding just tastes good. Polenta is an flavorful, creamy base for just about anything – stews, sauces, sauteed vegetables, or our BBQ black eyed […]

Take Action with Oxfam Advocacy Training

Oxfam America is recruiting volunteer leaders of various ages and professional backgrounds for their free national advocacy training in Washington D.C. April 24-28, 2015 and year of local leadership in 15 US cities (including Minneapolis/St. Paul). They will also provide online training and opportunities to meet others who are active in your city. It’s a […]

Eat for Equity Featured in Oprah Magazine

Eat for Equity Featured in Oprah Magazine

Eat for Equity Featured in Oprah Magazine Eat for Equity is “deliciously reinventing the charity dinner.” Eat for Equity and its co-founder, Emily Torgrimson, are featured in the November issue of Oprah Magazine. “Food with Thought” tells the story of Eat for Equity’s beginnings with a pot of jambalaya to its recent cross-country tour and […]

Seeking Bay Area Organizers

Seeking Bay Area Organizers

Hello Bay Area Volunteers! The Bay Area E4E is looking for a few additional organizers to help plan upcoming E4E events in the Bay Area. Currently, we have one active organizer (Jonas) and a few volunteers who are willing to work at the events, but could use a few extra people to plan, organize and […]

Taking Candy from Strangers

We’re taught as kids to distrust the stranger, to be skeptical of help that comes from the unknown, and of help that comes without expectation of return.  We begin to assume that if someone helps us, then they must want something back. And yet on this trip, I’ve learned to trust in the stranger and […]

Building a Fresh Start

Thirty minutes outside of Madison, a hard working crew is building a new Dane County park. They’re building trails through the woods, clearing honeysuckle, buckthorn and other invasive species to make gently sloping paths overlooking the lake. They’re clearing garbage and old farm machinery from the woods. They’re planting cover crops and the seeds to […]

Kitchen Experiments

Our first stop on the tour feels like the first step of a year-long experiment. And in many ways, it parallels a much earlier test that led Eat for Equity to host rotating dinners. The first Eat for Equity dinners in Boston were all hosted at the cooperative house where I lived. And in Minneapolis, […]

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