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Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 7:00pm



Decolonize Your Diet: Plant-Based Mexican-American Recipes for Health and Healing

Authors’ Lecture/Presentation and Book Signing

More than just a cookbook, Decolonize Your Diet: Plant Based Mexican-American Recipes for Health and Healing redefines what is meant by “traditional” Mexican food by reaching back through hundreds of years of history to reclaim heritage crops as a source of protection from modern diseases of development. Authors Luz Calvo and Catriona Rueda Esquibel are life partners; when Calvo was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006, they both radically changed their diets and began seeking out recipes featuring healthy, vegetarian Mexican foods. They promote a diet that is rich in plants indigenous to the Americas (corn, beans, squash, greens, herbs and seeds), and are passionate about the idea that Latinos in America, specifically Mexicans, need to ditch the fast food and return to their own culture’s food roots for both physical health and spiritual fulfillment. Calvo and Esquibel are professors at California State East Bay and San Francisco State University, respectively, and grow fruits, vegetables and herbs on their small urban farm. This lecture is presented by Ignite/Arts Dallas.


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