Eat Your Sidewalk Cookbook
‘Provocative. Insightful. Transformative. A must read for all those interested in contemporary ideas of the commons, and their connections to food, ecology and community today.’
Linda Weintraub, Historian & Critic. Author of TO LIFE! Eco-Art in Pursuit of a Sustainable Planet
The ground-breaking EAT YOUR SIDEWALK COOKBOOK is challenging ecological reimagining of how, what and where to eat. Part manifesto and wholly a joyous call to action this cookbook is an extended meditation on our place in the world, how we could connect to our environment, and what it means to rethink how we cook and eat as a pleasurable ecological act.
It is equal parts cookbook, detective novel, travel diary, philosophical inquiry and urban foraging guide. At 437 pages it contains over 100 recipes for everything from Purslane Salad to Nature to fermenting Dandelion Wine, as well as the best ways of using decorative plants, developing a multi-species commons and cooking up new ways of being. Additionally there are numerous beautiful hand-drawn diagrams, drawings, margin notes and sketches from our travel journals. Throughout there are hundreds of full color images.
We want to inspire you to find wonder and ecological possibilities directly underfoot. We want to launch a sidewalk-to-table revolution that changes our cities and gives us a new sense of community and place!
Here is what people are saying:
‘This is the cookbook that chefs, and all those who believe in the transformative power of cooking, have been waiting for! This book is challenging, rascally and full of genuinely brilliant cooking. Wandering across my city, and working in my kitchen will never be the same.’
Leon Johnson, Detroit Chef & Artist
‘EAT YOUR SIDEWALK lives up to its promise to deliver mind-bending recipes that totally redefine what it is to be a cookbook. And maybe more importantly, what it means to act locally.’
Nathaniel Corum, Ecological Designer & Author of The Straw Bale House
’At a time, when urban poverty and food security are some of the most pressing challenges faced by our cities today, EAT YOUR SIDEWALK takes the Farm to Fork movement one step further to Sidewalk to Fork, challenging us to think about the potential of a place in a way that’s more personal than ever before.’
Stephen Engblom, AECOM Global Cities Director