What’s Cooking at Food First

Click here to view the first recipe published as a part of the What’s Cooking at Food First series

Our Food First tradition of sharing and eating vegetarian recipes began prior to our founding in 1975.

In 1971 Food First’s co-founder Frances Moore Lappé published a best-selling book, Diet for a Small Planet; the book is a treatise exposing the fact that there is more than enough food grown to feed everyone. The book and its recipes inspired many to eat lower on the food chain.

When Food First moved to a house in 1993 we began cooking together. We have accumulated many food memories and recipes that we have cooked with the vegetables grown in our front yard paired with proteins including pulses, tofu, eggs, and dairy.

We want to share our favorite recipes in the hope that you will be inspired to cook, improvise, share, and provide feedback.

Here’s how you can participate:

We’ll publish new installments of What’s Cooking at Food First monthly. You cook the recipe as-is, or add your own creative flair. Take a photo of what you cooked and send us a rating of 1 to 5 stars for the recipe via our recipe feedback form. Remember to tell us about any modifications you made to the recipe!

Marilyn Borchardt