Book Released: September 21, 2021
By Frances Moore Lappé
Discover the book that revolutionized the meaning of our food choices and sold more than 3 million copies—now in a 50th-anniversary edition with a timely introduction plus new and updated plant-centered recipes
This new edition features eighty-five updated plant-centered recipes, including more than a dozen new delights from celebrity chefs including Mark Bittman, Padma Lakshmi, Alice Waters, José Andrés, Bryant Terry, Mollie Katzen, and Sean Sherman.
IT'S NOT TOO LATE!
Crisis, Opportunity, and the Power of Hope
An easy-to-digest tour of inspiring ways US cities, states, and farms are stepping up to meet the climate crisis.
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Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection
for the America We Want
Read Frances Moore Lappé and Adam Eichen's Daring Democracy, a bold take on America's democracy crisis with powerful solutions for regular citizens to get involved.
" 'I felt from the beginning that food had a special power,' Frances Moore Lappé says. “It viscerally connects you to the earth and to people. I remember learning that the word ‘companion’ is rooted in the French word for bread, the idea of breaking bread with another person. What we eat, others notice.”
By Kristen Hartke
September 21, 2021
The Boston Globe - Food
"When 'Diet for a Small Planet' came out in 1971, eating less meat was an important choice, [lappé] says. Today it is a necessity. Our planet is on the brink. Our democracy is under siege. We are in the middle of a pandemic. We are reckoning with systemic racism. Lappé is not an optimist. But she calls herself a possibilist. 'Honest hope, as opposed to wishful thinking, demands hard work,' she writes. Read More
By Devra First
October 6, 2021
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