I’m writing a book
I’m thrilled to announce that William Morrow has agreed to publish my book, Hippie Food: How Longhairs, Revolutionaries and Back-to-the-Landers Changed the Way We Eat. I have spent the past 15 years exploring the intersection of food and culture, from regional Chinese specialties newly appearing in San Francisco to the tech industry’s attempts to disrupt our eating habits. The idea for the book came about when I asked myself: What if I looked at the food I grew up eating as a unique, full-fledged cuisine? As I began looking into the history of iconic 1970s foods like tofu, sprouts and brown rice, I realized their stories were far richer than I could have imagined — and their effect on our diets today, profound. Look for the book in 2017.