Women account for only 33% of business owners nationwide and still make 46-75 cents for every dollar their white, male counterparts make.
This highly anticipated cookbook chronicles La Cocina's growth into the organization it is today -- globally admired and profoundly influential -- through more than 40 stories and 120 recipes from the women who have used their talent and their food to pursue economic freedom. Award-winning photographer Eric Wolfinger captures the spirit of the people, the mouthwatering food, and the diverse experiences of La Cocina entrepreneurs. All proceeds from the book go back into La Cocina to support new and existing entrepreneurs.
In the heart of San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood, the 7,000 sq.-foot La Cocina Municipal Marketplace will offer economic opportunity for low-income and immigrant women, a safe and accessible space for Tenderloin residents, and a transformational and replicable model to alleviate poverty in inner cities nationwide.