Welcome to the 402nd episode of Our Hen House!
Mariann talks to James McWilliams about his new book, Eating Promiscuously: Adventures in the Future of Food. James McWilliams is an historian and writer based in Austin, Texas. His books include The Modern Savage: Our Unthinking Decision to Eat Animals (Thomas Dunne Books), Just Food: Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly (Little, Brown) and A Revolution in Eating: How the Quest for Food Shaped America (Columbia University Press). There are others. His writing has appeared in The Paris Review daily, The New Yorker.com, The New York Times, Harper’s, The Washington Post, Slate, The American Scholar, Texas Monthly, The Atlantic, and The Virginia Quarterly Review. He writes a column at Pacific Standard, where he is a contributing writer. His literary non-fiction has appeared in The Millions, Quarterly Conversation, The New York Times Book Review, and The Hedgehog Review. His current project is a history of art and expression in the 20th-century American south, tentatively titled The Wild and Beautiful Poets We Grow by the Road. He is not on Facebook. But he tweets @the_pitchfork. He runs a lot. He drinks strong coffee. He prefers novels.
Jasmin interviews Julia Feliz Brueck about her new book, The Baby and Toddler Feeding Guide. Julia Feliz Brueck is a decade long vegan, mother of two, scientist, and published author and illustrator. She is also the founder of Sanctuary Publishers, a vegan book publisher that gives back to marginalized communities with every book sold. Sales from Julia’s new guide, the Baby and Toddler Vegan Feeding Guide, a simple, evidence based, and dietician approved survival guide for venturing into the world of solids for little ones, will help support the publication of more vegan books and the work of Chilis on Wheels, an organization that helps to feed the humans and nonhumans in need with warm vegan meals.
Mariann covers News and Rising Anxieties, too!
As always, the award-winning weekly Our Hen House podcast is hosted by Mariann Sullivan and Jasmin Singer.
This episode is brought to you in part through the generosity of A Well-Fed World. A Well-Fed World is a hunger relief and animal protection organization chipping away at two of the world’s most immense, unnecessary and unconscionable forms of suffering… the suffering of people hungry from lack of food, and the suffering of animals used and abused for food. Mending our unjust food system is a critical part of solving the world’s most destructive and persistent problems. Fortunately, the plant-based foods that promote health and well-being are the same foods that conserve resources to better feed the world, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and protecting the environment. A Well-Fed World provides the means for change by empowering individuals, social justice organizations, and political decision makers to embrace the benefits of plant-based foods and farming. Learn more at awfw.org.
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