DUE OUT APRIL 2018, FROM FLATIRON BOOKS

Food Is the Solution: What to Eat to Save the World

How we eat plays a major role in shaping our planet. From deforestation to climate change, many of our biggest environmental challenges can be traced back to our plates. With Food Is the Solution, leading social and food policy advocate Matthew Prescott takes us on a global journey to discover which foods harm or heal the planet—while sharing 80 great-tasting recipes proven to help us all eat cleaner & greener.

Foreword by Academy Award-winning director, environmental activist and oceanic explorer, James Cameron.


Featuring Original Essays from
 

Academy Award-nominated actor Jesse Eisenberg
Whole Foods Market Founder and CEO John Mackey
Chef José Andrés
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) President Rhea Suh
Sierra Club Deputy Executive Director Bruce Hamilton
Greenpeace USA Executive Director Annie Leonard
New York Times-bestselling author of How Not to Die, Michael Greger, M.D. 
Environmental Working Group President Ken Cook
Oxfam America campaign manager Ben Grossman-Cohen
Pro racecar driver and environmental champion Leilani Munter
Good Food Institute Executive Director Bruce Friedrich
The Center for Biological Diversity's Stephanie Feldstein 


Praise for Food Is the Solution
 

PAUL MCCARTNEY

"This motivating book highlights how we can make a big difference to the future of the planet simply through our food choices."


ALICE WATERS

"The way we eat reflects how we are taking care of the planet. This book can guide us towards real change."


WOLFGANG PUCK

"Food Is the Solution demonstrates how food lovers can change the world for the better."


MEHMET OZ, M.D.
PROFESSOR OF SURGERY, NY PRESBYTERIAN/COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
HOST OF THE DR. OZ SHOW

"The first recommendation for my patients with heart disease is a primarily plant-based diet. This book can help us all live healthier while treating the planet better."


CHLOE COSCARELLI
FOUNDER OF BY CHLOE & AUTHOR OF CHLOE'S KITCHEN 

"Environmental eating just got tastier!"


THEODORE ROOSEVELT IV
 CHAIRMAN, THE CENTER FOR CLIMATE & ENERGY SOLUTIONS 

"A superb and thought provoking book about the long term impact of what we eat on the environment and our health. We need to learn how to vote with our mouths and this is a great guide to help us do so."


KEEGAN-MICHAEL KEY

"Food plays a big part of our identity, and this book will help us align what we eat with who we are."


ELLE MACPHERSON

"Food Is the Solution shares easy ways to look and feel great while also respecting the Earth. Talk about a win-win!"


CHEF JOSE ANDRES

"As global citizens, we all share in the responsibility of creating a better future. With this book, Matthew Prescott shows us how our food choices can do just that."


CHEF DAVID CHANG
MOMOFUKU

"Food is power, and this book will help you use it."


PAMELA ANDERSON

"There's nothing sexier than saving the Earth--and this book shows you how you can do that through the power of your plate."


MOBY

"The planet needs us, and this book can help."


DR. MICHAEL GREGER
BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF HOW NOT TO DIE

"Devour this book. Eat it up. It might just save your life and the world."


MOLLIE KATZEN
BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF MOOSEWOOD COOKBOOK

"This book can help lead you on a creative and delicious adventure—and contribute to a healthier Earth."


PAUL "PEE-WEE HERMAN" REUBENS

"Eat more plants for a better planet: Easy peasy. Bon appétit!"


BUNNY MCDIARMID
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, GREENPEACE INTERNATIONAL

"Rarely does a book come along that so thoroughly challenges us to rethink how we're living while
providing the tools we need to rise to that challenge. This book does exactly that."


LAURIE DAVID
ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING PRODUCER OF AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH & FED UP

"Food Is the Solution is the guide I wish I had as a young mom. This is the blueprint for anyone who eats."


GENE KARPINSKI
PRESIDENT, THE LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS

"This provocative and valuable book reminds us that a smart diet is good for our health, our soul, and our planet."


WILLIAM C. BAKER
PRESIDENT, THE CHESAPEAKE BAY FOUNDATION

"As this book shows, even slight changes in diet can help improve water quality."


JOHN MACKEY
WHOLE FOODS MARKET FOUNDER & CEO

"Eating with the Earth in mind has never been easier, thanks to this important and eye-opening book."


KEN BERLIN
PRESIDENT & CEO, THE CLIMATE REALITY PROJECT

"For anyone wondering what they can do for the climate, this important book proves our
everyday choices can have powerful consequences – not to mention, some seriously delicious results."


WAYNE PACELLE
PRESIDENT & CEO, THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES

"When it comes to food and its impact on the environment, animal welfare and public health, we’ve
reached a fork in the road—and Matthew Prescott’s book will help you use yours to choose the right way."


RICHARD LINKLATER
ACADEMY AWARD-NOMINATED DIRECTOR

"We impact the world at each meal, and this book can help us use our plates as a force for good."


TEA LEONI
STAR OF CBS' HIT SHOW, MADAME SECRETARY

"More people than ever are enjoying plant-based foods as a way to help themselves and the planet. Matthew Prescott's book makes it easy and accessible for anyone to lend a hand—and fork."


VANI HARI
NEW YORK TIMES-BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE FOOD BABE WAY

"Each one of us can help protect the planet when we choose what to eat.
It's simpler than you may think! This book will give you all the tools you need."


KRISTIN DAVIS

"Matthew Prescott has cut through all the confusing information about our food supply to bring us great recipes that are good for us and the planet. A must read!"


KEN COOK
PRESIDENT, THE ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING GROUP

"Food Is the Solution offers moving stories and helpful tips so we can all live more sustainably."


IAN ANDERSON
FRONTMAN FOR JETHRO TULL

"Thought provoking resources and recipes to help you kick start a more environmentally-friendly diet."


ROSIE O'DONNELL

"The fact is: the more plant-based we eat, the better we feel, the better we are. No more alternative facts."


LOUIE PSIHOYOS
ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING DIRECTOR OF THE COVE & RACING EXTINCTION

"There’s a crisis in our oceans and on our planet. This book offers concrete, easy and delicious ways to help."


CHEF TAL RONNEN
CROSSROADS KITCHEN 

"Great book, great food, better world—what more could we ask for?"


KATHY FRESTON
BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF QUANTUM WELLNESS, THE LEAN & THE ONE

"The world—literally, planet Earth—needs this book!"


MAYIM BIALIK  

"For those of us already enthralled by Matthew Prescott's perspective and insight into how what we eat affects who we are and the fate of the world, this book comes at exactly the right time."


BOB PERCIASEPE
FORMER DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR OF THE UNITED STATES E.P.A. 

"There’s a place at the table for everyone when it comes to environmental eating, and this book can help you find yours."


HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS, KAHLED BIN ALWALEED
PRINCE OF SAUDI ARABIA 

"This is one of the most crucial books of our time. It offers amazing, healthy food while being environmentally conscious and informative. A must read!"


DR. T. COLIN CAMPBELL
BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE CHINA STUDY 

"The message for the future is really very simple: Get as close to a whole food, plant-based diet as possible."


KIERAN SUCKLING
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY 

"Use this book as an important tool to help you turn your diet into a force for good."


JAMIE RAPPAPORT CLARK
PRESIDENT & CEO, DEFENDERS OF WILDLIFE
FORMER DIRECTOR, U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE 

"A timely resource to help us all eat better and tread lighter on the planet."


LAWRENCE WILLIAMS
CHAIRMAN & CEO OF THE UNITED STATES HEALTHFUL FOOD COUNCIL 

"Matthew Prescott provides a compelling case that most foods that are good for you are also good for the world. Whether you’re a carnivore or vegan, you’ll benefit from reading this book."


JOHN ROBBINS
BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF DIET FOR A NEW AMERICA
PRESIDENT OF THE FOOD REVOLUTION NETWORK 

"Want to save the world while enjoying great food?  This marvelous book shows you how."


MARGIE ALT
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ENVIRONMENT AMERICA 

"Protecting our environment takes all hands—and mouths—on deck. Food Is the Solution shows
how simple it can be to adopt a more Earth-friendly lifestyle which is a critical first step to changing our habits as a society."


JULIANAA SATIE
FOUNDER, THE SCHOOL OF NATURAL COOKERY 

"Matthew Prescott has created an outstanding resource to support global change."


GENE BAUR
BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF LIVING THE FARM SANCTUARY LIFE & FARM SANCTUARY 

"Food Is the Solution will help you save the Earth and live more compassionately."


BRUCE FRIEDRICH
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE GOOD FOOD INSTITUTE  

"This book is the best thing since sliced bread."


PETRA NEMCOVA 

"We can heal our body through the right type of food, but…by consuming and
producing the right ingredients food becomes also a medicine for our planet."


JANET RANGANATHAN
THE WORLD RESOURCES INSTITUTE  

"A menu of ideas to help us eat in a more environmentally responsible and healthy way."


DORON PETERSAN
STICKY FINGERS BAKERY & FARE WELL  

"For your health, the environment, and animals—this book has everything you need to make a difference!"


CHAD SARNO
COFOUNDER OF WICKED HEALTHY & COAUTHOR OF CRAZY SEXY KITCHEN  

"Food tastes so much better when you know it is giving back to the world. This book highlights how and why."


WENDIE MALICK

"This book is a great guide to a simpler, healthier, and more compassionate way to live."


JOHN SCHLIMM
AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR OF FIVE YEARS IN HEAVEN  

"We can use our plates to help the planet. This book is a giant lightbulb switched on to help us."


LESLIE SAMUELRICH
PRESIDENT OF ECO-INVESTMENT FIRM GREEN CENTURY CAPITAL

"Food Is the Solution can help you invest in your health and the health of the Earth at every meal."


SCOTT GIAMBASTIANI
GLOBAL PROGRAM CHEF, GOOGLE

"Today's chefs are spending more time than ever before on plant-forward foods. As this book proves, culinarians can activate positive change to help us all eat better and diversify our food choices, while also preserving our planet and its precious resources."


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Thank you to my agent, Sally Ekus, and everyone else at The Lisa Ekus Group—and to Whitney Frick, Kara Rota and the team at Flatiron Books; without them, this wouldn’t exist.

Thank you to my culinary captain and photographer, Jessica Prescott. Her vision for the food and the way she brought it to life really helped make this what it is. And to Amy Sly, for her on-point design.

And of course, thanks to all my recipe testers, contributing photographers, blurbers, and others who helped: James Cameron, Jesse Eisenberg, John Mackey, Leilani Münter, Annie Leonard, Rhea Suh, Bruce Hamilton, Ken Cook, Ben Grossman-Cohen, Stephanie Feldstein, Dr. Michael Greger, Bruce Friedrich, Paul Shapiro, Kristie Middleton, Alex Hofford, Ali Crumpacker, Amy Webster, Andy Cook, Ann Herbert, Ben Peterson, Bernie Unti, Bob Perciasepe, Bruce Mallory, Chad Sarno, Chloe Coscarelli, Christian Åslund, Cody Carlson, Dan Imhoff, Daniel Wedeking, David Chang, Deb Olin Unferth, Doron Petersan, Eddie Garza, Elle Macpherson, Erik Olson, Gabe Wigtil, Gene Baur, Geoff Orme Evans, Hillary Prescott (hi sis!), Ian Anderson, Janet Friesen, Janet Prescott (hi Mom!), Jill Soffer, Jim Reilly, Jo-Anne McArthur, Joe Meloy, John Schlimm, Jonathan Kaplan, Josie Morris, Joyana Hunt, Justin Leonard, HRH Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed, Kara Rota, Karen Bouris, Karla Waples, Kamber Sherrod, Karla Dumas, Karla Goodson, Kat Clark, Kathy Freston, Katie Scott, Kelly Williams, Lauren Pitts, Lawrence Williams, Leslie Samuelrich, Louie Psihoyos, Marsha Filion, Mishka Henner, Mollie Katzen, Nicole Nuss, Nouri Zarrugh (for his delicious basbousa recipe), Paul McCartney, Paul Petersan, Paul Reubens, PJ Smith, Rachel Querry, Regan Karlson, Richard Linklater, Rosie O’Donnell, Sam Hagio, Suzanne Barnard, Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Tal Ronnen, Terri Depaolo, Terry Hagio, Veronica Martin, WandaWhite, Wendie Malick, and Wolfgang Puck.