Hope's Edge

The Next Diet for a Small Planet

Frances Moore Lappe - Author

Anna Lappé - Author

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ISBN 9781585422371 | 464 pages | 28 Apr 2003 | Tarcher | 5.98 x 9.09in | 18 - AND UP
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Hope's Edge follows the author of the classic Diet for a Small Planet and her daughter as they 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 in the new millennium. Traveling to Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Europe, they discovered answers to one of the most urgent issues of our time: whether we can transcend the rampant consumerism and capitalism to find the paths that each of us can follow to heal our lives as well as 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.


An Opening Note

Prologue: Pushing the Edge of Hope

Chapter 1: Maps of the Mind
Exposing five thought traps blocking our path


Chapter 2: The Delicious Revolution
California, U.S.—San Francisco Bay Area
Food First Spicy Garlic Eggplant
The Edible Schoolyard Empanada

Chapter 3: The Battle for Human Nature
Brazil—São Paulo, Curitiba, and encampments

Chapter 4: Beautiful Horizon
Brazil—Belo Horizonte
Feijoada (Tangy Black Beans) Dinner
Rice with Green Chili Sauce
Greens with Sesame Seed Topping and Orange Slices

Chapter 5: The Hyacinth Principle
Bangladesh—Dhaka and villages
Bengali Lentil Soup

Chapter 6: Seeking Annapoorna
India—New Delhi, the Punjab and villages
Coconut-Ginger Curry

Chapter 7: Walking to Nairobi
Kenya—Nairobi and the village of Kyaume
Celebrating Root Vegetables Soup

Chapter 8: Stirring the Sleeping Giant
Holland, Central America, and the U.S.
Indra and Sylvie's Chai

Chapter 9: The Last Taste of Paris
Belgium and France—Brittany and Paris
Madame Reiffsteck's Apple Tart
Frisian Oat Curry

Chapter 10: Taking Off the Cowboy Hat
Wisconsin, U.S.—Madison and Dane County
Fresh Peapod and Rice Salad


Chapter 11: Traveling the Edge of Possibility
Learning the five liberating ideas helping us find our way



Entry Points

The Five Thought Traps & The Five Liberating Ideas


Section 1: Recipes from Pioneer Vegetarian and Whole-Foods Cookbook Authors

Section 2: Recipes from Pioneer Chefs and Restaurants Bringing Us Organic and Whole Foods, and Celebrating Locally Grown Cuisine


A Short List of Recommended Books & Films

Hope's Edge Discussion Circles





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