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Hippie Food:How Back-to-the-Landers, Longhairs, and Revolutionaries Changed the Way We Eat

Jonathan Kauffman

Food writer Kauffman journeys back to the 1960s and '70s to tell the story of how groups of men and women embraced an alternative lifestyle that would change how modern Americans eat. Hippie Food chronicles how "the longhairs, revolutionaries, and back-to-the-landers” rejected the establishment of Richard Nixon’s America and turned to a more wholesome and communal way of life and food. From the mystical cult known as the Source Family (and its legendary vegetarian restaurant); to The Diggers’ brown bread baking during the Summer of Love; to the rise of the organic food craze, Kauffman reveals how today’s whole foods (like tofu, yogurt, and whole-grain bread) became part of our diets.