Have you ever thought about how the food you eat affects the planet? Keeping ahead of the curve on topics such as climate change has never been more manageable with The Climate Change Cook Book.
To protest the media’s failure to properly report the severity of climate change, Extinction Rebellion built a bamboo structure outside a printing works and effectively blocked the highway (link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-57149295). With headlines involving protests such as these it’s easy to quickly judge the fight against climate change to be one that is both aggressively militant and counter-productive. But there are other ways to make a difference.
Peter Taylor, Nutritionist and author of The Climate Change Cook Book, believes that it’s the small changes can have the greatest impacts, and that you don’t need to go completely vegan to have a sustainable diet. While the majority of this book is pant based, it also promotes vegetarianism and the odd succulent meat dish such as crumbed chicken thighs, or slow roasted shoulder of lamb. The recipes in The Climate Change Cook Book are there to be used as a guide for you to reduce your ‘climate footprint’ while also upping your culinary game with some incredibly delicious recipes.
By keeping our kitchens as environmentally friendly as possible, we can collectively combat larger issues affecting the globe. In 2020 climate change was one of the world’s leading causes of internal displacement with climate disasters such as storms and flooding leaving more people displaced last year than violent conflict and war (link: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/may/20/climate-disasters-caused-more-internal-displacement-than-war-in-2020). Meanwhile in the Antarctic, leading specialists believe that Larson C, an ice shelf that is double the size of Wales is thinner than it’s ever been in the last 10,000 years (link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-57169003).
The current challenges we are tackling due to climate change are ones that could potentially shape our future in the years to come. But we can start tackling them now. The Climate Change Cook Book is not only chock-full of delicious food, but also promotes a sustainable, healthy eating lifestyle. It encourages people to think about the ingredients that they’re using in their meals and to choose foods with environmental benefits.
Sometimes the standards that come with maintaining an environmentally friendly lifestyle can seem unobtainable and daunting. This book is perfect for the person who wants to be proactive in the fight against climate change in a manageable and realistic way. Grow and develop your diet. Cook your way to a greener future.