Decolonize Your Diet

Cover of cookbook entitled "Decolonize Your Diet"

Decolonize Your Diet: Mexican-American Plant-Based Recipes for Health and Healing is more than just a cookbook. It redefines what is meant by "traditional" Mexican food by reaching back through hundreds of years of history to reclaim heritage crops as a source of protection from modern diseases. 

Decolonize Your Diet promotes a diet rich in plants indigenous to the Americas (corn, beans, squash, greens, herbs, and seeds). This vegetarian cookbook features 109 delicious recipes inspired by indigenous ingredients and knowledge. Learn more about the research and philosophy behind the book with authors and Professors Luz Calvo (CSU East Bay) and Catriona Rueda Esquibel (SFSU). 

If you're interested in the history of indigenous foods of the Americas, and how they can aid in your health, do not miss this event!




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