Octopus imprint Kyle Books is to publish a new book with eco-chef and sustainability campaigner Tom Hunt.
Publisher Joanna Copestick acquired world rights from Jonathan Conway for Eating for Pleasure, People & Planet, to be published in March 2020.
Hunt's mission is said to be to teach a way of eating that prioritises the environment without sacrificing pleasure, taste and nutrition. His philosophy of "Root to Fruit" demonstrates how we can all support a delicious, biodiverse and regenerative food system, giving us the skills and knowledge to shop, eat and cook sustainably.
Food writer Bee Wilson said of the new title: "This book is like a hybrid of Michael Pollan and Anna Jones. It combines serious food politics with flavour-packed modern recipes. This is a call-to-arms for a different way of eating which seeks to lead us there not through lectures but through a love of food, in all its vibrancy and variety."
Meanwhile Michael Gidney, c.e.o. of the Fairtrade Foundation, added: "If we value our food we must value our farmers – how else will we feed the world’s growing population and tackle the climate crisis? These values are as central to Tom’s cooking philosophy as they are to Fairtrade."
Hunt is also the author of The Natural Cook: Eating the Seasons from Root to Fruit (Quadrille).