Diet for a Small Planet author at Bay Area Book Festival, May 7 & 8

This early-1980’s photo of Frances Moore Lappé with her son, Anthony, and daughter, Anna, cooking in their Oakland, California, home was taken for the newsletter of a now-closed Berkeley cooperative food store.


After two years of virtual programming, the Bay Area Book Festival returns to Downtown Berkeley on May 7 and 8 with some of the most perceptive, spellbinding, lauded authors and thinkers of today, writing in many genres and representing a wide diversity of backgrounds appearing on indoor and outdoor stages and via livestream. Literary exhibitors, gourmet food vendors, and a big children’s area take over Civic Center Park.

Among the highlights at the fair is a talk with Frances Moore Lappé, author of the three-million-copies-sold Diet for a Small Planet, just published in a 50th anniversary edition. She shares the stage with her daughter, sustainable food expert Anna Lappé, for a heartfelt conversation about lineage, legacies, and how we feed and nourish each other, body and soul.

Read this Edible Communities story by Frances Moore Lappé on how she continues to work on behalf of the planet. It’s a life that inspires us all to join the fight to combat climate chaos. 


Other food-focused highlights at the Bay Area Book Festival include:

Author Monica Lo presents her gorgeously candy-colored The Weed Gummies Cookbook, a delicious guide to creating your own edibles.

As part of the festival’s youth programming, horticulturist and educator Riz Reyes shares some gardening tips for the whole family from his new book Grow!

Bay Area Book Festival 
May 7-8, 2022
Berkeley’s Civic Center Park
Find the full schedule of virtual and in-person programming on the Bay Area Book Festival website: