Crosscut Tout: Anna Lappé on food and climate
by Joe Copeland
Amid the many concerns about food, global warming and the environment, writer Anna LappÃ© wants us to see a way our diet can do good for the planet, as well as ourselves. The author and co-host of PBS’ “The Endless Feast” will be in Seattle for several days beginning Thursday (April 15) talking about her new book, Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do about It.
Providing guidance about food and the environment comes naturally to LappÃ©, daughter of Diet for a Small Planet author Frances Moore LappÃ©. The mother and daughter co-wrote a 2002 book, Hopeâs Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet, and they co-founded the Small Planet Institute. While working on the new book, Anna LappÃ© started a climate-action web site,Take a Bite out of Climate Change.
On Thursday at 6:30 pm, LappÃ© will appear at an event at Tom Douglasâ Palace Ballroom where she will be interviewed by Seattle’s Warren Etheredge (The Warren Report) and take audience questions. On Saturday at 2 pm, she will talk and sign books at Elliot Bay Book Co., 1521 10th Avenue. In Portland, she will appear at Powell’s Bookstore at 7:30 pm Sunday. She appeared earlier in Spokane.
Anna LappÃ© at Tom Douglas’ Palace Ballroom, 2030 5th Avenue (at Lenora), 6:30 pm Thursday, $35 for event, copy of book and appetizers. Tickets expected to be available at the door; reservations: 206-632-2419 or Brown Paper Tickets until early Thursday morning.