Hope's Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet

Hope's Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet

by Frances Moore Lappe, Anna Lappe

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Overview

The author of the classic Diet for a Small Planet and her daughter travel the world, discovering practical visionaries who are making a difference in world hunger, sometimes one village at a time.

Thirty years ago Frances Moore Lappé started a revolution in the way Americans think about food and hunger. Now Frances and her daughter, Anna, pick up where Diet for a Small Planet left off. Together, they set out on an around-the-world journey to explore the greatest challenges we face at the new millennium. Traveling to Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Europe, they discovered answers to the most urgent issue of our time: Whether we are able to transcend today's consumerism and the isolation of "me-first" capitalism and find the paths that each of us can follow to heal our lives and the planet. Featuring nearly seventy recipes from celebrated vegetarian culinary pioneers-including Alice Waters, Mollie Katzen, Laurel Robertson, Nora Pouillon, and Anna Thomas-Hope's Edge highlights true trailblazers engaged in social, environmental, and economic transformations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781585421497
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/31/2002
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.26(w) x 9.26(h) x 1.54(d)

About the Author

Frances Moore Lappé is the author of Diet for a Small Planet and eleven other books.

Table of Contents

The Beginning
An Opening Note3
Prologue: Pushing the Edge of Hope5
Chapter 1Maps of the Mind: Exposing five thought traps blocking our path13
The Journey
Chapter 2The Delicious Revolution: California, U.S.--San Francisco Bay Area37
Food First Spicy Garlic Eggplant60
The Edible Schoolyard Empanada61
Chapter 3The Battle for Human Nature: Brazil--Sao Paulo, Curitiba, and encampments63
Chapter 4Beautiful Horizon: Brazil--Belo Horizonte93
Feijoada (Tangy Black Beans) Dinner102
Rice with Green Chili Sauce103
Greens with Sesame Seed Topping and Orange Slices103
Chapter 5The Hyacinth Principle: Bangladesh--Dhaka and villages104
Bengali Lentil Soup137
Chapter 6Seeking Annapoorna: India--New Delhi, the Punjab and villages138
Coconut-Ginger Curry165
Chapter 7Walking to Nairobi: Kenya--Nairobi and the village of Kyaume167
Celebrating Root Vegetables Soup194
Chapter 8Stirring the Sleeping Giant: Holland, Central America, and the U.S.196
Indra and Sylvie's Chai211
Chapter 9The Last Taste of Paris: Belgium and France--Brittany and Paris212
Madame Reiffsteck's Apple Tart241
Frisian Oat Curry243
Chapter 10Taking Off the Cowboy Hat: Wisconsin, U.S.--Madison and Dane County244
Fresh Peapod and Rice Salad275
The Homecoming
Chapter 11Traveling the Edge of Possibility: Learning the five liberating ideas helping us find our way279
Taking Off
Epilogue313
Entry Points315
The Five Thought Traps & the Five Liberating Ideas328
Coming to our Senses
Section 1Recipes from Pioneer Vegetarian and Whole-Foods Cookbook Authors336
Section 2Recipes from Pioneer Chefs and Restaurants Bringing Us Organic and Whole Foods, and Celebrating Locally Grown Cuisine356
Food for Thought
A Short List of Recommended Readings413
Bibliography415
Endnotes420
Acknowledgments436
Index440
Small Planet Fund449

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