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The Vegetarian's Guide to Eating Meat

A Young Woman's Search for Ethical Food

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ISBN: 9781771642743
format: Trade paperback
pages: 256
publisher: Greystone Books Ltd.
pub. date: 2017-04-15

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Growing up in a household of food-loving Italian-Americans, Marissa Landrigan was always a black sheep--she barely knew how to boil water for pasta. But at college, she thought she'd discovered her purpose. Buoyed by animal rights activism and a feminist urge to avoid the kitchen, she transformed into a hardcore vegan activist, complete with shaved head.

But Landrigan still hadn't found her place in the world. She criss-crossed the U.S., striving to develop her career and maintain a relationship. Along the way, she discovered that eating ethically was far from simple--and cutting out meat was not the answer. As she got closer to the source of her food, eventually even visiting a slaughterhouse and hunting elk, Landrigan realized that the most ethical way of eating was to know her food--whether meat or vegetable--and prepare it herself, on her own terms, to eat with family and friends.

Part memoir and part investigative journalism, The Vegetarian's Guide to Eating Meat is as much a search for identity as it is a fascinating treatise on food.

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