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Recept: pastinaaksoep met gember en sinaasappel

Gember

Ingrediënten (voor 4 personen)

- 1 eetlepel olijfolie
- 1 teen knoflook
- 1 ui, gesnipperd
- 2 theelepels korianderzaad (ketoembar)
- ongeveer 600 ml groentebouillon
- ongeveer 5 cm gemberwortel, eventueel geschild en geraspt
- 600 gram pastinaak, in plakjes of blokjes
- sap van 3 sinaasappels
- 125 ml sojaroom (soja cuisine)
- naar smaak zout en peper
- schil van 1 sinaasappel, geraspt

Bereiding

Bak de ui in de olie ongeveer 3 minuten op een laag vuur en voeg hierna de knoflook en ketoembar toe. Bak nog een paar minuten.

Voeg de bouillon, de pastinaak en de gember toe en breng aan de kook. Kook totdat de pastinaak zacht is (ongeveer 8 minuten).

Pureer de soep en roer er dan de sinaasappelsap en soja cuisine door.

Breng nog even aan de kook en maak af met zout en peper. Bestrooi met de sinaasappelschilletjes.

The Garden

categorieën: films

Een 'community garden' in Los Angeles, opgebouwd na de rellen in 1992, dreigt te moeten verdwijnen. Er volgt een adembenemend proces met hoofdrollen voor politici, de gemeenschap van ‘concerned citizens’, wanhopige ‘gardners’, ‘fundraising’ filmsterren, een boze rechter en een verontwaardigde eigenaar.

Van de site:

The fourteen-acre community garden at 41st and Alameda in South Central Los Angeles is the largest of its kind in the United States. Started as a form of healing after the devastating L.A. riots in 1992, the South Central Farmers have since created a miracle in one of the country’s most blighted neighborhoods. Growing their own food. Feeding their families. Creating a community.

But now, bulldozers are poised to level their 14-acre oasis.

The Garden follows the plight of the farmers, from the tilled soil of this urban farm to the polished marble of City Hall. Mostly immigrants from Latin America, from countries where they feared for their lives if they were to speak out, we watch them organize, fight back, and demand answers:

Why was the land sold to a wealthy developer for millions less than fair-market value? Why was the transaction done in a closed-door session of the LA City Council? Why has it never been made public?

And the powers-that-be have the same response: 'The garden is wonderful, but there is nothing more we can do.'

If everyone told you nothing more could be done, would you give up?

The Garden has the pulse of verité with the narrative pull of fiction, telling the story of the country’s largest urban farm, backroom deals, land developers, green politics, money, poverty, power, and racial discord. The film explores and exposes the fault lines in American society and raises crucial and challenging questions about liberty, equality, and justice for the poorest and most vulnerable among us.