Nathaniel Rateliff’s foundation The Marigold Project, which is dedicated to economic, racial and social justice, will release a community cookbook on November 10. Meet Me At The Table features a compilation of musicians’ original recipes alongside profiles of food justice organizations, with short-form essays from historic and present-day activists in the food system (Sean Sherman, Leah Penniman, Nano Riley and Will Allen). Pre-orders are available now at https://shop.nathanielrateliff.com/products/meet-me-at-the-table-cookbook
“This book has been a welcome return to my love of food and community. It has been a thrill to collaborate with outstanding musicians on something we can all appreciate, great food!” says Mark Shusterman of The Night Sweats who was the cookbook’s taste tester and recipe editor.
Meet Me At The Table features original recipes from Rateliff, Shusterman, Adia Victoria, AJ Haynes (Seratones), Amythyst Kiah, Andreas Wild (The Night Sweats), Ben Jaffe (Preservation Hall Jazz Band), Big Freedia, Courtney Marie Andrews, Daniel Hardaway (The Night Sweats), Eric Slick (Dr. Dog), Fantastic Negrito, Gabriela Quintero, Grace Potter, Jack Johnson, Jeff Dazey (The Night Sweats), John Prine, Jon Batiste, Joseph Pope III (The Night Sweats), Kam Franklin (The Suffers), Lido Pimienta, Lucius, Luke Mossman (The Night Sweats), Matthew Vasquez (Delta Spirit), Nicole Atkins, Nikki Lane, Patrick Meese (The Night Sweats), Ruby Amanfu, Ryan Bingham, Tanya Trotter (The War and Treaty), Tarriona “Tank” Ball (Tank and The Bangas), Valerie June and Wes Schultz (The Lumineers).
The cookbook’s goal is to acknowledge the history of food in America and shine a spotlight on the incredible work being done all across the country that values all people and the planet. Through centering the voices of activists, Rateliff’s foundation aims to spotlight issues of inequality and oppression as they exist in our food system. Proceeds from the cookbook will be split evenly among organizations profiled in the book, which include Agricultural Justice Project, Federation of Southern Cooperatives, Food Chain Workers’ Alliance, North American Traditional Indigenous Food Systems, Rural Advancement Foundation International, Soul Fire Farm, The GrowHaus, United Farm Workers and more.