Diet for a Small Planet (20th Anniversary Edition): The Book That Started a Revolution in the Way Americans Eat

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Random House Publishing Group, May 18, 2011 - Cooking - 528 pages
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Here again is the extraordinary bestselling book that taught America the social and personal significance of a new way of eating-- one that remains a complete guide for eating well in the 90s. Featuring: simple rules for a healthy diet; a streamlined, easy-to-use format; delicious food combinations of protein-rich meals without meat; hundreds of wonderful recipes, and much more.


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User Review  - KLSimpson - LibraryThing

Loved this book. This was one of the first vegetarian books I read, and it was truly inspiring. Lappe has changed some of her views since writing this (food combining), but it's a wonderful primer on animal rights and vegetarianism. I haven't tried any of the recipes, but they sound good. Read full review

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User Review  - pansociety - LibraryThing

The classic has been updated, containing the author's prognosis of the world hunger situation and the continuing need for eating "lower on the food chain"; the recipes have been made easier, more varied, and tastier. Read full review

Contents

DIET FOR A SMALL
7
List of Figures
26
Diet for a Small Planet 59
58
A Protein Factory in Reverse
70
Calories of Fossil Fuel Expended to Get 1
75
Amount of Water to Produce 1 Pound of Protein from Various Food Sources
77
Diet for a Small Planet Revisited 115
116
Impact of the Experimental American Diet
118
Sauces That Make a Meal
229
Something from the Oven
236
International Meals from the Top of the Stove
256
PieintheSky Suppers
272
The Sandwich
277
A Meal in a Soup Pot
284
A Meal in a Salad Bowl
294
Meatless Menus for Special Occasions
303

Sodium in Fresh versus Processed Foods
129
Fiber in 4 Slices of Bread and Other Foods
131
Control of Our Food by Shared Monopolies
143
The Price of a Brand Name
146
Who Owns the Fast Food Giants
149
Hypothetical AllPlantFood Diet Just to Prove a Point
163
Hypothetical Mixed Plant and Dairy Diet Just to Prove a Point
166
The Debate
172
The Problem of a Limiting Amino Acid
175
The FoodProtein Continuum
176
Demonstrating Protein Complementarity
179
Summary of Complementary Protein Relationships
181
Lessons for the Long Haul
183
Preface
203
Tips for Making Meals Without Meat 205
206
What Is a Meal Without Meat?
207
Calorie Cost per Gram of Usable Protein
210
Cost of Getting One Days Recommended Protein Allowance
212
But It Takes Too Much Time
213
Understanding Protein Complementarity
223
Meatless Meals in a Dish 227
228
The Indian Feast Version One
305
The Indian Feast Version Two
307
Middle Eastern Specialty
309
Brazilian Evening
311
Greek Gala
314
Mexican Banquet Version One
316
Mexican Banquet Version Two
318
Dinner in Italy
320
Oriental Specialty
322
Harvest Dinner
325
Pizza Party
327
And All the Extras 329
330
Snacks Appetizers and Candies That Count
331
StartRight Breakfasts
339
BakedIn Protein
351
Protein for Dessert
361
Recommended Books
379
E Cost of One Days Protein Allowance
424
Index
463
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About the author (2011)

Jeffrey Ashe teaches microfinance at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and the Sustainable International Development program at Brandeis University. He has worked in international development for decades, most recently as director of Community Finance at Oxfam America, where he and his team trained savings groups in Mali, Senegal, Cambodia, El Salvador, and Guatemala.

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