Lisa Jervis

Lisa Jervis‘s official bio makes her sound far more official than she actually is. She is the founding editor and publisher of Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture, the founding board chair of Women in Media and News, a member of the advisory board of outLoud Radio, and the current finance and operations director at the Center for Media Justice.

In addition to her many writings for Bitch, her work has appeared in Ms., the San Francisco Chronicle, Utne, Mother Jones, the Women’s Review of Books, Bust, the late and much-lamented Hues, Salon, the late but not-so-lamented Girlfriends, the late and also-lamented Punk Planet, the late and lamented-by-the-few-people-who’ve-heard-of-it LiP: Informed Revolt, Body Outlaws (Seal Press), The Bust Guide to the New Girl Order (Penguin), Tipping the Sacred Cow (AK Press), and Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape (Seal Press). She is the co-editor of Young Wives’ Tales: New Adventures in Love and Partnership (Seal Press) and Bitchfest: Ten Years of Cultural Criticism from the Pages of Bitch Magazine (Farrar, Straus & Giroux).

She was born in Boston and partially raised in Los Angeles; she moved to New York City at age 8 and so considers herself a New Yorker by both chronology and temperament, though the transplant to Oakland, California, has worked out remarkably well.

In her spare time, she squeezes fruit at farmer’s markets, bikes around Oakland, and resists adopting more cats.

A few of her favorite things are Buffy, Shortbus, cheese onion curry bread, Weeds, Alison Bechdel, Jane Austen, roasted brussels sprouts, Ben Lee, Ben Kweller, liar’s dice, knitting, tattoos, Dexter, salacious memoirs, contemporary mystery novels about female PIs and investigative reporters, hammocks, vodka smoothies, The Philadelphia Story, terry-cloth hoodies, Liz Phair (yes, even the later “bad” stuff), sweet potatoes, Michael Pollan, bell hooks, Susan Faludi, and zine libraries.

Cook Food: A Manualfesto for Easy, Healthy, Local Eating

Cook Food: A Manualfesto for Easy, Healthy, Local Eating

SKU: 9781604860733
Author: Lisa Jervis
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 9781604860733
Published: 9/2009
Format: Paperback, ePub, PDF, mobi
Paper count: 136
Size: 8 x 5.5
Subjects: Cookbook, Vegetarian, Vegan


“Overwhelmed by all the politics on your plate? Paralyzed by guilt every time you shop for food? In this swift and delectable guide, Lisa Jervis shows not just how easy it can be to eat with your conscience and with the planet, but also how delightful it is to feel at home in the kitchen.”
–Raj Patel, author of Stuffed and Starved

 “Thanks to Lisa Jervis for not only distilling such important information into digestible bites, but for putting the theory into practice with excellent and inspiring recipes. Potluck at my place, please!”
–Michelle Tea, author of Rose of No Man’s Land and Rent Girl

“Want an opportunity to make the world better several times a day? Learn to feed yourself using the rational, witty, simple, and ethical guidelines in Lisa Jervis’s manual, Cook Food.”
–Jennifer Baumgardner, coauthor of Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future

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