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Diet for a Small Planet by Frances Moore Lappé
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May 04, 2009

really liked it
Read in May, 2009

I got this a couple of months ago and was prompted to read it by seeing author Frances Moore Lappé's daughter Anna speak this weekend. What's astonishing is quite how thoroughly she stated, 25 years ago, everything that current food politics writers (Pollan, Nestle) are still reiterating. The message is evidently still sinking in!
Her recipes themselves are intriguing - I think she might be single-handedly responsible for an entire generation always shaking gomasio on top of their rice and beans concoctions (to "complete" the protein). On the other hand, she recommends a lot of margarine, dried milk and other things I wouldn't consider using. No doubt in 1980, when one referred to "Worcestershire sauce" or "Italian dressing", HFCS had not yet become quite so ubiquitous an ingredient.
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Stephanie Wait, is there something I don't know about dried milk? May I ask why you wouldn't use it?

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