No Meat Required: The Cultural History and Culinary Future of Plant-Based Eating

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Beacon Press
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5.9 X 9.1 X 0.7 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author
Alicia Kennedy is a writer from Long Island, New York, now living in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Her work on food and culture has been published in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Bon Appétit, and many other publications, including Best American Food Writing 2023. She regularly publishes essays and cultural criticism in her newsletter, From the Desk of Alicia Kennedy.
"Though not a traditional cookbook in any sense of the word, everyone who loves to cook is excited about No Meat Required, food writer Alicia Kennedy's contribution to the conversation about plant-based eating. In her signature evocative and thoughtful prose, Kennedy asks the reader to join her in questioning meat's role in our culture."

"One of the pleasures of reading this book is that it prompts us to think about nature's variety and abundance, and about how that abundance can show up on our plates."
--The Atlantic

"No Meat Required serves up a well-researched look at American veganism and lays the groundwork for plant-based cuisine."
--Chicago Review of Books

"A compelling and highly informative exploration of the meatless movement in the United States."
--Vigour Time

"No Meat Required was always going to be a hugely important book, but it didn't have to be a total pleasure. This is what happens when a writer as curious, compassionate, and truth-seeking as Kennedy goes all out on a subject that she knows matters deeply, to her and to the world."
--Lauren Collins, staff writer, The New Yorker

"In a dietary discourse starved for historical and cultural context, Alicia's work and analysis on the politics of eating meat (or not!) have been enduringly informed and insightful, punctuated by No Meat Required. There's no one else I'd rather read on the subject!"
--Stephen Satterfield, host of High on the Hog and founder of Whetstone Media

"Everyone, whether vegan, vegetarian, or omnivorous, needs to read this elegantly written, thought-provoking treatise."
--Nigella Lawson

"An impressively exhaustive look at where vegetable-centered eating comes from and where it might head, and a vital reminder that today's dominant idea of veganism tells very little of the story."
--Tamar Adler, author of An Everlasting Meal