In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto

In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto

Michael Pollan's last book, The Omnivore's Dilemma, launched a national conversation about the American way of eating; now In Defense of Food shows us how to change it, one meal at a time. Pollan proposes a new answer to the question of what we should eat that comes down to seven simple but liberating words: Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. Pollan's bracing and eloquent manifesto shows us how we can start making thoughtful food choices that will enrich our lives, enlarge our sense of what it means to be healthy, and bring pleasure back to eating.

Title:In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781594201455
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    In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto Reviews

  • Ginny Messina

    Actually, there is enough good material in this book that it probably warrants another star or two. But I was so alarmed at the amount of misinformation here that one star is the best I can do. Michae...

  • E.A. Quinn

    In the Buddhist tradition there is a level of hell whereby the dead, known as hungry ghosts, are trapped with enormous stomachs and tiny throats unable to swallow anything but the smallest bites of fo...

  • Will Byrnes

    Michael Pollan - image from his site One of the more pernicious aspects of nutritionism is that it encourages us to blame our health problems on lifestyle choices, implying that the individual bears u...

  • Ken-ichi

    I am conflicted about this book. On the one hand, I agree with Pollan's thesis: food science has not served us well over the past 100 years, and we really should "Eat Food. Not too much. Mostly plants...

  • Happyreader

    I hated reading this book. And that's sad because I agree with his basic premise. Just eat real food. Not too much. Mostly plants. And I would add, try and get off your ass once in awhile. But this bo...

  • Jason Koivu

    Books like this make me afraid to eat. Then they make me mad at the way I've been eating. Finally, they make me a better eater. At the start, the idea seems simple: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly pla...

  • Charlotte

    Michael Pollan is absolutely on to something with his central thesis; namely, that the American diet has been taken over by "edible foodlike substances" (ie, hyper-processed foods) and the American ap...

  • Cathrine ??

    4 Another informative, entertaining audio on my lake walks. Included in his final recommendations of what to consume a glass of wine with dinner. I really like this guy....

  • Trevor

    One of the most remarkable meals I’ve ever eaten was here - http://www.royalmail.com.au/Pages/Foo.... Now, Dunkeld is a long way to go for a meal, even if you do live in Melbourne – and a ten cour...

  • Diane S ?

    Thoughts soon....