Solidarity is coming together and saying that we have failed as a society when the survival and existence of a group of people depend solely on charity. It means that we raise our voices to demand that this should not be so. Solidarity shows us the power of compassion and individual agency to help each other, but knowing that ultimately what creates change is people coming together because the crises and experiences of fear, anxiety, depression, loss, and hunger during the pandemic—and beyond it—are widespread public issues that need to be addressed.

– From the Introduction

Makisawsaw Recipes x Ideas: Community Gardens Edition
Edited by Karla Rey, Carissa Pobre, and Joyce Santos

Like the inaugural book, MAKISAWSAW 2 continues the conversation surrounding the food we eat, in the context of solidarity with the urban poor and small farmers. Recognizing the power of food to bridge differences, and inspired by the dream of making agroecological food gardens as common as sari-sari stores, this cookbook features 70+ plant-based recipes that invite you to eat and act in solidarity—from the garden to the kitchen. In it, we connect chefs and cooks, urban poor growers, small farmers, community workers, food justice activists, and healers and restorers of many kinds.

Makisawsaw na! Learn more about solidarity gardening, and try these healthy, delicious Filipino recipes by Gertrudes Olaer of the Food Today, Food Tomorrow Payatas gardens, Jordy Navarra of Toyo Eatery, Chele Gonzales and Carlos Villaflor of Gallery by Chele, Margarita Fores of Cibo, Asha Peri of Ecology of Food, Rap Cristobal of Purple Yam, Allan Briones of Peninsula Manila, Tey Lopez of The Vegan Neighbors Philippines, Astig Vegan, Me and My Veg Mouth, and so many more.

Cover art by Elina Mendoza

Publication Date: 2021
Language: English
Format: Print
Pages: 144
Size: 6” x 9”
Selling Price: Php 420. Proceeds of this edition benefit the Food Today, Food Tomorrow program, organized by the Slow Food Community for Agrobiodiverse Gardens in Quezon City (Slow Food Sari-sari), a coalition of small farmers, urban growers, community organizers, activists and advocates for food justice, and volunteers working together for solidarity and change in our food system. Order from

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