Terwijl gisteren LIVEKINDLY ons nieuwe hoofdkantoor werd, lanceerde FAMILY.EAT.PLANT. zich op planeet AARDE. Een boek naar mijn hart. Ik deelde al eerder wat een bijzonder proces het maken van dit boek is geweest en hoe het begrip familie en daarmee dit boek een nieuwe lading kreeg voor zowel Maartje Borst als mijzelf.
While LIVEKINDLY became our new headquarters yesterday, FAMILY.EAT.PLANT hit planet EARTH. A book that is dear to my heart.
I previously shared about the making of this book, how extraordinary it has been and how the concept of family and thus this book acquired a new meaning for both Maartje Borst and myself. While making it, I had to say goodbye to my dear family member Mr. Pooh and Maartje found out she was pregnant.
We were also deeply touched by all the wonderful and positive stories of the vegan families we interviewed and which give this book its depth. Anouk Hermanides, Bianca Cronie, Edwin Pantus and Tamara, Jewaria Luu, Manon, Micah & Michel, and Thorn & Mandy Woelkens many thanks for shining such a special light on the concept of family and providing wonderful tools for going through life as a plant-powered family. Also many thanks to Maaike Pfann, Wakeat., my mother, and Maartje’s grandmother for the delicious recipe contributions!
Of course also many thanks to Kosmos Uitgevers and Diewertje van Wering who together once again ensured that everything went so smooth and that the book has become so beautiful. We are a good team and I am grateful for that.
And of course many thanks to Maartje Borst. It is really a great pleasure to work with you.
To celebrate all this, we have uploaded a delicious recipe from the book. A magical recipe for vegan Sunny Sides Up. You will find it here. As far as we are concerned, family is a feeling. A family is a co-creation of several beings – human, more than human, etc. And that includes tasty, diverse, and good food. Food that supports everything and everyone, including this earth. Cheers to the plants!