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A Food Revolution

In 1971, Diet for a Small Planet 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.

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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.

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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. 


The 50th anniversary Diet for a Small Planet offers 85 fully revised and updated plant and planet-centered recipes, curated by Wendy Lopez and Anna Lappé, and including more than a dozen contributions from award-winning chefs and cookbook authors, such as farm-to-table aficionado Alice Waters, World Central Kitchen hero José Andrés, Top Chef’s Padma Lakshmi, and James Beard Award winners like Sean Sherman, Bryant Terry, and Brooks Headley.  

Order yours today and support independent bookstores!


“This book [Diet for a Small Planet] started a food revolution in 1971—And It’s Never Felt More Relevant. Diet For a Small Planet argued that plant-centered eating is better for ourselves and our planet. Fifty years later, that idea is still shaping how we eat.”

Jonathan Kauffman, Bon Appétit

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