“Taste of Freedom: Recipes for Resilience” is not only a cookbook. It is a testimony to the power of the human spirit. Since 2014, Shandra Woworuntu, Founder of the Mentari Human Trafficking Survivor Empowerment Program, has drawn inspiration and purpose from the art of cooking and baking. For years, Mentari Culinary Arts Program has provided a gateway to self-sufficiency, and a path to re-integration for newly-exited survivors of all forms of human trafficking. Mentari Program’s survivor graduates, and the allies who support Mentari, hail from diverse cultural backgrounds and share their treasured family recipes in this collection.
The Mentari Program has become a network and community where survivors find self-empowerment and support. In Taste of Freedom, you will find delightful and tempting dishes you can prepare and enjoy in your home kitchen. Featured recipes include Peruvian Seafood Ceviche, Barley Green Pea Salad, Hiroshi Zaru Soba, Korean Tofu Kimchi, Jamaican Escovitch Fish, Locrio de Pollo dominicano, Old English Date-Coconut Pie, and African Ginger Pineapple Drink.
Heartwarming stories and inspiring quotes from our contributors grace the pages of this cookbook – it’s nourishing to both body and spirit. Photographs taken during culinary classes evoke joy and hope.
One hundred percent of the proceeds from Taste of Freedom go directly to Mentari to continue the programs to help and support economic empowerment Program.