An exploration of our relationship with food and eating locallyfrom the bestselling author of Your Money or Your Life
Taking the local food movement to heart, Vicki Robin pledged for one month to eat only food sourced within a ten-mile radius of her home on Whidbey Island in Puget Sound, Washington. Like Barbara Kingsolvers Animal, Vegetable, Miracle and the bestselling books of Michael Pollan, Blessing the Hands That Feed Us is part personal narrative and part global manifesto. Robins challenge for a sustainable diet not only brings to light societys unhealthy dependence on mass-produced, prepackaged foods but also helps her reconnect with her body, her community, and her environment. Featuring recipes throughout, along with practical tips on adopting your own locally-sourced diet, this is a candid, humorous, and inspirational guide to the locavore movement and a healthy food future.
Vicki Robin is a renowned innovator, writer, and speaker, presenting at TEDxSeattle in 2013. She is the coauthor of the bestselling Your Money or Your Life. She lives on Whidbey Island in Washington.
Frances Moore Lappe is the author of numerous books, including the multimillion copy bestseller Diet for a Small Planet. With her daughter, Anna Lappe, she cofounded the Small Planet Institute and the Small Planet Fund to address issues of hunger and poverty.