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Ten Thousand Villages


This is a cookbook as well as a piece of art. Women for Women compiled robust recipes, beautiful food art, and breathtaking imagery of global women. The unique recipes are globally inspired, yet doable with ingredients found at your local grocery store. And the cherry on top - Meryl Streep writes the foreword. It will bring new life to your kitchen, but you may want to leave this book out on the coffee table.

Ten Thousand Villages is a pioneer of the fair trade movement. It is a non profit that began in the 1940’s and has grown into a network of stores throughout the United States. They work to provide economic opportunities for artisans in development countries which in turn alleviate poverty and hardship. These baskets, have been handcrafted by the Rishi caste, a marginalized people group in the Bangladesh. In addition to generating income, Rishilpi Handicrafts Limited provides education sponsorship, health care, microcredit savings programs and early marriage prevention support for their adolescent daughters.