Robert Downey Jr. has become one of the most captivating actors in the world. His time in the MCU and as Iron Man has truly revived his career in a big way. While he has said goodbye to that character, everyone is wondering what he will do next. The actor has announced a brand-new non-fiction book. While the idea of a non-fiction book from Downey would be fantastic and exciting, he has seemingly gone a much different way for his first foray into that medium. His new book will be all about how one reduces their carbon footprint. The book will be aptly titled Cool Food: Erasing Your Carbon Footprint One Bite at a Time.
We could all say that this is not the first major non-fiction title that we wanted to see from Robert Downey Jr. Honestly, we likely all want to read about his journey up until this point in his career. It’s no secret that the man was a bit of a wildcard in his early years of acting. He turned that around when he was cast as Tony Stark. His time in the MCU is legendary. Also appeared in both Sherlock Holmes films, which were highly successful. Nope, none of that. Downey now wants to teach us all about how we should eat healthier. While that is not necessarily a bad thing, this is just a strange subject matter to tackle right now. However, it is likely the man is tired of talking about the role which is likely asked about all the time. He wants to move past it and talk about how we erase our carbon footprint.
Robert Downey Jr. is partnering with an environmental author by the name of Thomas Kostigen. The pair will be writing Cool Food: Erasing Your Carbon Footprint One Bite at a Time together. They claim this new book will feature “a smart, accessible, and game-changing roadmap to making climate-solving food choices.” While climate change is certainly important, it appears to be the subject matter that Downey wants to focus on right now above anything else. He apparently got into much healthier eating choices back when he started his time in the MCU. This healthier lifestyle is something that he wants to share with the world. That is honorable of him. The actor was part of the My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman. The Netflix show showed Downey giving Letterman a tour of his farm, so he is likely dealing with his own farm-fresh food all the time.
This new Robert Downey Jr. book will showcase both his and Kostigen’s diets, as they break down what they eat and how to go about showcasing how to secure these foods via exotic regions, massive farmer’s markets, and locally grown items. The book is meant to paint a story that will envelop both of their eating habits and how one is to go about reducing their carbon footprint for the betterment of the environment. Downey started The Footprint Coalition in 2019, which is a nonprofit that is dedicated to the subject of scaling sustainable technologies. Kositgen has been writing about this subject matter for over 20 years, so the partnership makes a ton of sense. Be on the lookout for Cool Food: Erasing Your Carbon Footprint One Bite at a Time in the near future.