Eat Your Sidewalk Cookbook
‘This is exactly the kind of philosophical look at foraging that is needed today.’
René Redzepi, Chef and Co-owner of NOMA. Four-time winner of ‘Best Restaurant in the World’ award
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.
We put enormous effort into the design to create a beautiful synergy of travel journal, philosophical inquiry, experimental anthropology, environmental call to action, manifesto on the pleasures of urban foraging, a historical inquiry into cooking styles, and a challenging experimental recipe guide. Weighing in at over 400 pages, it is Mastering the Art of French Cooking big, El Bulli bold and Honey from a Weed beautiful with over 500 pictures, 100 diagrams, and more than 250 recipes.
We want to inspire you to find wonder and ecological possibilities directly underfoot. We want to launch a sidewalk-to-table revolution built on shared pleasures that changes our cities as well as our palates, and gives us new recipes for dinner, community, and place!
Here is what the critics are saying:
‘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
‘EAT YOUR SIDEWALK: An ode to the pleasure of the encounter in which we learn to make our own sidewalks come alive. Taking it with us as an instructional booklet, travelogue, glossary, philosophical treatise, and anthropology, we begin a journey toward a multi-species encounter that includes more than what we already recognize, folding in those qualities, histories, and potentialities of the more-than-common, inviting us to begin to digest new ways of encountering the world.’
Erin Manning, Philosopher. Author of Relationscapes: Movement, Art, Philosophy
’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
‘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