Discover a way of eating 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
Product Code: 5865
ISBN: 9780593357774
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages: 512
Published Date: 09/21/2021
Availability:In stock
Price: $18.00

In 1971, broke new ground, revealing how our everyday acts are a form of power to create health for ourselves and our planet. This extraordinary book first exposed the needless waste built into a meat-centered diet.

Now, in a special edition for its 50th anniversary, world-renowned food expert Frances Moore Lappé goes even deeper, showing us how plant-centered eating can help restore our damaged ecology, address the climate crisis, and move us toward real democracy. Sharing her personal journey and how this revolutionary book shaped her own life, Lappé offers a fascinating philosophy on changing yourself - and the world - that can start with changing the way we eat.

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.

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Welcome to the 50th anniversary of Diet for a Small Planet. Here, in a new opening chapter – “Our Choice, Our Power” – I share what most keeps me alive in the face of humanity’s unprecedented threats. Book One offers a glimpse of history, largely untouched from the original. Book Two, thoroughly revised to today’s palate, invites you into the kitchen to experience today’s delicious revolution aligning with life. May you delight in learning and eating!


List of Figures

Our Choice, Our Power: Introduction to the 50th Anniversary Edition
An Extraordinary Time to Be Alive: Introduction to the 20th Anniversary Edition

BOOK ONE Diet for a Small Planet
Preface to the 10th Anniversary Edition

Part I. Recipe for a Personal Revolution
1. An Entry Point
2. My Journey

Part II. Our Dangerous Diet – We Can Do Better!
1. America’s Experimental Diet
2. Who Asked for Froot Loops?
3. Protein Myths: A New Look

BOOK TWO Plant – and Planet-Centered Cooking for Everyone, 50th Anniversary
Preface to the 50th Anniversary Edition

Part I. Kitchen Tips for Eating Well on a Small Planet

Part II. Recipes – Discovering the Pleasures in Planet-Centered Eating
1. Appetizers and Sides
2. Breakfast and Baked Goods
3. Soups
4. Salads
5. Sauces
6. Main Dishes
7. Snacks and Sweets

Book Two Contributors
A. Tools for Learning and Action: Recommended Books, Organizations, and Websites
B. Basic Cooking Instructions for Beans, Grains, Nuts, and Seeds
C. A Look at Protein in Plant Foods
D. Comparing the Cost of Protein: Plants, Dairy, and Meat
E. Whole Wheat Flour Compared to White Flour
F. Brown Rice Compared to Other Types of Rice
G. Sugars, Honey, and Molasses Compared

Permissions Acknowledgments

“Frances Moore Lappé is one of the few people who can credibly be said to have changed the way we eat—and one of an even smaller group to have done it for the better.” - The New York Times

“A small number of people in every generation are forerunners - in thought, action, spirit - who swerve past the barriers of greed and power to hold a torch high for the rest of us. Lappé is one of those.” - Howard Zinn, author of A People’s History of the United States

“Since the publication of [Diet for a Small Planet,] a movement dedicated to the reform of the food system has taken root in America. Lappé’s groundbreaking book connected the dots between something as ordinary and all-American as a hamburger and the environmental crisis, as well as world hunger.” - Michael Pollan, The Nation

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