Home » On The Line

Marissa Landrigan

26 April 2017 | Email This Post Email This Post | Print This Post Print This Post

The writer and assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown Marissa Landrigan, discusses her new book The Vegetarian’s Guide to Eating Meat: A Young Woman’s Search for Ethical Food (Greystone, 2017), with Joseph Planta.


The Vegetarian’s Guide to Eating Meat: A Young Woman’s Search for Ethical Food by Marissa Landrigan (Greystone, 2017).

Click to buy this book from Amazon.ca: The Vegetarian’s Guide to Eating Meat


Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.

Food is such a part of our daily lives that a lot of us unfortunately don’t take the time to think about what we consume. There are of course many ethical questions to consider as to food, where it comes from and who or what’s involved in getting it to us. A new book (The Vegetarian’s Guide to Eating Meat: A Young Woman’s Search for Ethical Food) looks at how one person’s thinking evolved as she went to being a vegan, and then eating meat again, this time seeking out ethical meat. It’s a great book in that we are taken across the United States to places where ethically sourced food could be had, slaughtered or hunted. Marissa Landrigan’s work has appeared in numerous outlets including the Atlantic and Salon. She is an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh—Johnstown, where she teaches creative, professional and digital writing. She holds an MFA from Iowa State University. The Twitter handle is @MKLandrigan. The book is published by Greystone. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program from Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Marissa Landrigan; Professor Landrigan, good morning.

Play