I can't wait to handsell this book. Like many aspiring vegans, I know there are hundreds of reasons (including and addition to the health-related ones) to adopt a vegan diet. In Protest Kitchen, readers learn how their food choices relate to politics, health, economics, pollution, the environment, misogyny, and so much more--this is fascinating stuff. I love the way the book combines recipes with recommended actions for people who want to make a change (even if they're not quite ready to adopt all the suggestions quite yet!).— Janet
I became a vegetarian again two years ago and I hadn't looked back. But Protest Kitchen is just the push I have been looking for to move toward veganism. Chapter by chapter, Adams and Messina present information that will make anyone interested in justice and humanity reconsider a diet of meat and animal products. Better yet, they offer recipes and cooking tips that make a transition to a vegan diet easy. From the first recipe I tried, Simple Stewed Pinto Beans and Collard Greens with Tahini Drizzle, I have been impressed-they are all accessible, delicious, and easy to incorporate into your regular kitchen routine.— Barbette Houser
Protest Kitchen is an empowering guide to the food and lifestyle choices anyone can make for positive change in the face of the profound challenges of our time.
Our food choices have much more of an impact than most people imagine. They not only affect our personal health and the environment, but are also tied to issues of justice, misogyny, national security, and human rights. Protest Kitchen is the first book to explore the ways in which a more plant-based diet challenges regressive politics and fuels the resistance.
A provocative and practical resource for hope and healing, Protest Kitchen features over fifty vegan recipes (with alternatives for aspiring vegans) along with practical daily actions such as:Substitute cow's milk in your coffee and cereal for any of a variety of delicious non-dairy milks. This will help lower the release of methane gas that contributes to global warming.Use a smartphone app when buying chocolate to avoid supporting African farmers who use child-labor, even child slavery, to supply cacao beans to the food industry.Make your own cleaning supplies and wood polish; it's frugal and avoids reliance on products that may be tested on animals.