Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Trim: 5¾ x 9
978-1-5381-0697-6 • Hardback • May 2019 • $38.00 • (£29.00)
978-1-5381-0698-3 • eBook • May 2019 • $36.00 • (£28.00)
Robyn Griggs Lawrence is the author of the bestselling Cannabis Kitchen Cookbook, an instructor for a popular Green Flower Media course, The Fundamentals of Cooking with Cannabis, and a contributing editor for Sensi magazine. She also authored The Wabi-Sabi House and Simply Imperfect: Revisiting the Wabi-Sabi House. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Time magazine, Bloomberg, The Guardian, High Times, Fast Company, Alternet, Huffington Post, Food Republic, and more. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.
Foreword by Chris Kilham
Chapter 1: Cavepeople Ate Cannabis
Chapter 2: Food of the Ancients
Chapter 3: Revelry and Revilement
Chapter 4: Pot Brownies and Space Cakes
Chapter 5: An Industry is Born
Chapter 6: Future Feast or Famine?
Recipes Through the Ages
Glossary of Terms
States across the U.S. struggle to revise laws surrounding use and production of cannabis, and one state’s action forces others to reconsider their own ordinances. In addition to discussing these legalities, Lawrence here shares her research on the history of cannabis over the centuries, focusing on how pot is used in cooking. . . . An extensive bibliography offers a great jumping off spot for further research.— Booklist
Expert author Robyn Griggs Lawrence proves to be an ace tour guide for this culinary trip through time, space, spices, and plants.— Merry Jane
In Pot in Pans: A History of Eating Cannabis, by Robyn Griggs Lawrence, the history of cannabis is viewed from a different lens: how different cultures incorporate cannabis into food recipes throughout time, dating back to cave men. The use of cannabis in food, not just as nourishment but to improve the quality of life, is a common theme throughout the book. . . . This book weaves tales of cannabis use in art with political drug wars, all while keeping food at the forefront. Most importantly, though, Pot in Pans teaches people about the unknown history of the intersection of cannabis and cuisine. The book explore the way people consume cannabis throughout history and weaves in stories of how academics and creatives used the plant for productivity. Furthermore, Pot in Pans explores details most people don’t consider when baking infused cuisine: the origin of the word cannabis, the beginning of the sativa and indica label, and the complicated science behind identifying where the plants exist throughout history. Readers of this book will have a deeper appreciation of the plant and will better understand the complex past of cannabis.— Bud.com Blog
Lawrence really covers the subject with enthusiasm here -- the book flings madly around the world, and in just over 200 pages, touches on nearly every instance of edible cannabis ever recorded. There are Hindu legends and stories of Middle Eastern rituals, British accounts of drinking bhang in India, and tales of artists in Paris enjoying the drug in salons. There's a list of slang terms (of course there is), breakdowns of the plant's parts, and a catalog of the types of extracts and how they're made. . . . If you've ever wondered about the history of cannabis as food (or if you're surprised to hear that there is one), this is probably the best fact-per-dollar value you'll find on the subject -- it's an excellent broad introduction, and you might be surprised at how detailed the history of edibles can be.— The Elegant Stoner
A delicious, uplifting romp through human's long, complicated history with cannabis, “Pots in Pans” is multilayered, entertaining, and incredibly informative—a must read for anyone who’s a fan of the fan leaves. Robyn’s book is part history lesson, part cultural commentary, with more than a dash of the author's signature wit and wry humor, which is clear from the cleverly titled start. It had me laughing out loud and taking pages of notes. — Stephanie Wilson, Sensi Magazine, Editor in Chief
Pot in Pans is the thrilling saga of one of the planet's most useful and controversial plants that has long been woven into the human tapestry of food, medicine and survival.— Brigitte Mars, author of The Country Almanac of Home Remedies
I am in awe of the research that must have gone into this in-depth exploration of the history, cultural and societal implications, and lore of edible cannabis. After following Robyn Griggs Lawrence's fascinating journey through the ages, you'll never look at a marijuana brownie the same way again.
— Cheri Sicard
“Instead of the fragrance of dishes cooking on the stove, Robyn’s writing does the tantalizing, hooking your senses until your appetite, stoked by the delicious tale she weaves, moves you to sit down, get comfortable, and read deeply.”— Chris Kilham, Medicine Hunter