Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Anarchy in the USA

I haven't changed much in the ten years since high school. I'm still vegetarian. Still a feminist. Still into punk rock, and although I vote Democrat (go Barack Obama!), I've always been an anarchist at heart.

In high school, I checked out a history handbook book on anarchy from the public library. The text gave a thorough history of the anarchist movement in America, including a profile of anarchist pioneer Emma Goldman.

Emma (1869-1940) is awesome! She fought for women's access to birth control, and was jailed for encouraging people not to enlist for the draft in 1917. She even wrote essays about homosexuality, which back then, was totally cutting edge. She's also responsible for inserting gender politics into modern anarchist philosophy. I immediately made her a hero!

So where does the food come in, you ask? Right here in Kittee Kake's
All Hail Emma Goldman Oatmeal Choco
late Cherry Cookies:


When I ordered Kittee's zine Papa Tofu awhile back, I was immediately drawn to these ... mainly because of the name. But honestly, you can't go wrong with a combo of oatmeal, chocolate, and cherries. These were super chewy, my favorite cookie texture! Thanks Kittee!

BTW, you guys should totally order Papa Tofu here. It's filled with Kittee's famous desserts (cakes, pies, cookies), as well as New Orleans food and African cuisine.

My next post will be (drum roll, please) my cupcake creation for this month's Iron Cupcake challenge, so stay tuned. I'll leave you guys with my favorite Emma Goldman quote:

"If I can't dance, I don't want to be part of your revolution."
— Emma Goldman

16 comments:

Theresa said...

Emma Goldman is totally cool! And those cookies sound great. I'll have to get my hands on the recipe.

shelby said...

Those sound great! They look great too, my favorite cookie is a chewy cookie.


I LOVE the quote btw!

The Vegan Snorkeler said...

Yum! Cherry chocolate chip cookies must be awesome!

VeggieGirl said...

Mmm, cherries & chocolate?? In a cookie?? Perfection.

Breedale said...

I knew there was a reason I loved reading your blog. You are a southern vegan AND you love anarchy! You rock and I love the little historical tidbits. Now I can have my knowledge and vegan cookies at the same time. I am sure if she were here to say it, you make Emma Goldman proud. Keep up the good work!

jessy said...

hooray for anarchy! and hooray for awesome Emma Goldman cookies! they look so delicious, Bianca!

i eagerly await your iron cupcake challenge post......w00t!

jennycestcake said...

I can't wait to see your ICE result tomorrow! In the meantime, though, I'm content just thinking about chocolate cherry cookies. Mmmmm...

jelymo said...

i appreciate a good story along with food porn. this was an awesome post!

twoveganboys said...

I love the quote. And Papa Tofu is awesome. I bought it a while back. The African food is delicious. Have a great weekend.

thedalyn said...

E.G.=Awe.Some.

shellyfish said...

Emma is the shit, seriously. I wish the US government had shaped up a little since they deported her...but things have only gotten worse unfortunately. I had a goldfish named EG when I was younger in her honor.
Kittee is also kick ass, and so are her cookies.
And so are you!

VeganCowGirl said...

Thanks for writing a post that made my vegan feminist heart sing! You have won the blog award for today! Wicked kick ass post and yummy recipe!

kittee said...

yay! please let folks know they can also order Papa Tofu online from Herbivore in Portland, OR and Cosmo's Vegan Shoppe in Atlanta, GA.

xo
kittee

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

That quote rocks. Can't wait to see your cupcake creation!

Vegan_Noodle said...

The perfect cookie to honor an awesome female!

Chelsea said...

How the heck did I miss this post? Love it!!! And I didn't even know about Kittee's cookzine... I'll have to drop by the Herbivore store and see if they have it :)