Author(s): Michael Pollan
Michael Pollan’s classic, The Omnivore’s Dilemma – The secrets behind what you eat, is about food, where it comes from, and how it gets to our table. Michael Pollan investigates and cooks meals from four different sources: the industrial meal, the industrial organic meal, local sustainable meal and the do-it-yourself meal. The story behind a takeaway meal, mass production of food, and reliance on corn are some of the often shocking topics that are covered, balanced by back-to-basics sensible eating and food-to-table processes. The Omnivore’s Dilemma is fascinating, well researched and full of interesting anecdotes. Next on my list is Michael Pollan’s latest book, Cooked- the natural history of transformation, which looks at how cooking influences our life and how it can change the way we live. -Sarah
By the acclaimed author of The Botany of Desire For fans of Fast Food Nation, Shopped and You Are What You Eat The Omnivore's Dilemma has been shortlisted for the Andre Simon Memorial award 2006.
The Omnivore's Dilemma has been shortlisted for the Andre Simon Memorial award 2006.
'Beautifully written and shocking investigation of what slips into the swelling American stomach ... entertaining and eloquent' --Daily Telegraph
'This is one of the most thought-provoking books I've read in a while ... After you read this book there will be things you don't want to eat, ever again ... An honest, brilliant, troubling book. I recommend it to anyone' --Evening Standard
'Convivial, creative and deeply disturbing, though he does offer hope ... it has certainly changed the way I think about food' Audrey Niffenegger, Guardian
'On our we-need-to-know-this reading list ... a patient investigation of his nation's calorie industries' Mail on Sunday
Michael Pollan is the author of Second Nature, A Place of My Own, and The Botany of Desire, which was recognized as a best book of the year by the American Booksellers Association and Amazon. A longtime contributor to the New York Times Magazine, Pollan is also the Knight Professor of Journalism at UC Berkeley. www.michaelpollan.com