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

by Alicia Kennedy Author

Many people become vegans because they are concerned about the role capitalist food systems play in climate change, inequality, and environmental and cultural degradation. But now, as vegan eating becomes more mainstream to the point where impossible burgers are now available at fast food joints like Burger King, can plant-based food keep its historical anti-capitalist energies? In No Meat Required, you can learn about the fascinating history of veganism in the US - from early experiments in farm communes in the 70s to vegan punk in the 90s to the chefs and food bloggers of the present day - and all the subcultures and politics that have defined this alternative food. Bringing much needed depth and context to vegan cuisine, this book makes a passionate argument for retaining the radical heart of the vegan diet.