John Robbins first drew attention with the publication of Diet for A New America published in 1987. Somehow I missed that event. It was not until I picked up a second-hand copy of May All Be Fed: Diet for a New World that I learned of his immense contribution to a new way of eating.
I see this book as an interesting complement to Ecological Cooking. The latter is primarily a recipe book with some information on the philosophy and practice of veganism. May All Be Fed is primarily a book about the philosophy and practice of veganism with the recipes not beginning until chapter 10. In this respect, it is rather like Diet for a Small Planet, in that the bulk of the book is educational.
Don’t let the word “educational” turn you off though. Robbins is a very engaging,articulate and passionate writer. I can’t improve on this online review.
And, of course, there are Jia Patton’s delightful recipes which are truly delicious.
A new development earlier this year was the beginning of The Food Revolution Network under the leadership of Ocean Robbins. Check it out for information and inspiration.