Knowing we're at a turning point in food, politically, environmentally, and culturally, this project started by looking for solutions. What can we do now to shape our future? We then decided to take action, drawing together the most passionate farmers, chefs, and volunteers we could to literally bring people to the table to have a real conversation about where their food came from and what's happening in the world of it.
This isn't a diet book. This is a book about plates. And the twisted conspiracy that is making our country fat.
FACT :: 95 percent of dieters regain the weight after five years.
FACT :: The average American dinner plate has grown from 9 inches in diameter to 12 inches since 1970.
FACT :: As a result, were now consuming more than 300 excess calories per day.
FACT :: Our bodies have kept pace growing with our plates.
CURE :: A return to 9-inch dinner plates.