I know you come here for all sorts of random thoughts and rocking recipes, but starting today I am going to shift gears for a bit. The occasion? The impending launch of my new book, Organic Manifesto: How Organic Farming Can Heal the Planet, Feed the World, and Keep Us Safe, which comes out on March 16, 2010.
I now have the fresh, newly printed (just born) copy of my book in my winter-chapped hands, and I am so excited for people to start reading it. Why? I think it's a game changer for the whole conversation about food, health, the environment, and what we all can do about it.
Over the next month you can follow me on my journey--wherever it leads. Right now, I know I'm going to Hollywood, baby! I'll be taping an appearance on the TV show The Doctors and going to Natural Products Expo West, which is always a great look into the future of food. But it's also an emotional journey: Will my book sell or won't it? Will people love it or hate it? Or worse, not really care at all? I'll also be sharing new evidence in support of organic that has come out since the book went to press. (And I'll be going to Disneyland!)
But first, I would like to share the WORLD PREMIERE of my video! I made a shorter copy for Amazon.com, but this is my favorite version, with music from one of my favorite bands, Plants and Animals. They gave me permission to use the song "Faerie's Dance" for my video, and I am so grateful to them. To see my Organic Manifesto video now, click here.
Eventually, I will get back to recipes and other topics. But right now, there is two feet of snow on the ground and my freezer's contents are starting to dwindle, and there's not much fresh produce in sight, so I'm kind of depressed about food right now, anyway.
I am, however, incredibly excited about the possibilities of improving our health and the planet's health through what I share in my new book. I hope you'll help me get the word out. Maybe even preorder it from your favorite bookseller or online store. Or at least watch my video!
More to come!
For more from Maria Rodale, go to www.mariasfarmcountrykitchen.com.