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Maddy Lauria is a freelance writer and photographer based in central Delaware, who covers local and regional topics from environmental justice to climate change to industrial farming and everything in between.

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As our climate changes, so will our diets. Fix’s Climate Future Cookbook introduces you to foods that show what sustainable, equitable, and resilient eating could look like. Do try this at home.

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July 2035

Despite how much times have changed, the one thing wedding guests can still hope for is a halfway decent dinner.

It’s always questionable, though, when the selections are “meat,” “fish,” or “vegetarian.” You never know what you’ll get these days: lab-grown lamb, farm-raised shellfish, seaweed pasta, a plate full of flowers.

I’ve always been in love with seafood, and I know the selections are slim because so many of my childhood favorites have since gone extinct. But tonight, I took a leap of faith.

When the plates arrived, everyone else at our table had opted for vegetarian. It was wild mushroom risotto, which looked alright, but the fish entree I chose was beautifully fragrant — a perfectly seared filet with a side of black rice mixed with vibrant vegetables.

“Excuse me — what is this?” I asked the waiter.

“Oh, you definitely picked well, miss. That’s the chef’s speciality... Read more

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