NonRecipe Book Talk with Amanda Presgraves

March 12, 2023 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Friendly City Food Co-op
150 E Wolfe St
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
Mackenzie Jenkins

Join us Sunday March 12th from 3:00-4:00 for a conversation about The NonRecipe Book with author Amanda Presgraves. There will be refreshments, NonRecipe Style Snacks, and fun! Leading up to the event we will be selling copies of The NonRecipe Book in-store.


“Who am I to write a recipe book when I’ve literally never followed a recipe my entire life?” And so I realized: when have I ever followed a “recipe” for anything?

This is not just a cookbook.

Rather than providing a recipe, The NonRecipe Book is about discovering your own. Half science-half soul, Amanda Presgraves – author, athlete, coach, and food system professional – connects the intersections and complexities surrounding how we eat, think, move and live boundlessly. Choose-your-own-adventure within the pages to unearth:

  • Emerging research and science from leading experts exploring elements of athletic performance, design thinking, self-compassion, the food system, neurodiversity, nutritional and behavior psychology, and mindset development.
  • An expressive and universally-relatable heartfelt memoir exposing personal reflections experienced in pursuit of ambitious dreams.
  • The iterative steps of the NonRecipe process that reflect designing of our unique recipe in life – provoking the reader’s creativity, inner-work and development of the self through the kitchen.
  • Informative illustrations and 26 process-oriented designed NonRecipes that serve as intentionally messy methods and adaptable templates for designing resourceful, connecting, and nourishing dishes for the active mind and body.

The NonRecipe Book invites you to deeply nourish and connect with your whole self. By cultivating self-compassion and -confidence to boldly create and interweaving multi-disciplinary mindsets with a framework for food creation – Amanda Presgraves invites full liberation from the limiting recipes and rules, beginning in the kitchen.