Food Rules

Food Rules

An Eater's Manual

Book - 2009
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Andrew Kyle Bacon
Jun 03, 2018

Michael Pollan keeps it simple, straightforward, and sparse. Within this book you will discover his 64 rules for the selection and eating of food. Some are almost self-explanatory, such as "Treat Treats as Treats" but some make less sense at first, like "If it comes from a planet eat it, if it was made in a plant don't eat it." It can take a minute to chew over what he says, but it all ends up making a lot of sense. I need to take some of these things on myself, and hope to in the coming months.

Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.

NatMarAma Feb 13, 2016

Am I eating healthier or developing an eating disorder?

Who else is here for high school summer reading?

modis01 Nov 16, 2014

Short simple advice, but not as compelling or well written as his other reads. Prefer Omnivore's Dilemma and Cooked.

Jun 13, 2012

Delightful and very informative book!Love it!Great size to carry with you too!

KileyP May 07, 2012

This book must have been a breeze for Michael Pollan to write - it sure was a breeze to read! Sort of a summary of his In Defense of Food, this almost-pocketbook (it's almost small enough to keep on hand throughout the day!) provides you quotes, anecdotes and moer about how we should focus (or not focus) our eating. From old wives tales to etiquette rules, Mr. Pollan really has created an easy manifesto for "good" eaters everywhere. Remember: Eat food, not a lot, mostly plants!

elviralupsa Jan 13, 2012

This little book is great but it deserves only 3 starts because it is only a summary (quick and easy to read) of Michael Pollan awesome book: In Defense of Eating. If you are lazy read this one, if you want more details and a better read go to In Defense of Eating instead.

Aug 17, 2011

Fantastic book for sensible eating. Loss the diet and just stick to these rules. This is a pocketbook of the rules that were explained in "In defense of food".

Aug 13, 2011

Short form of the conclusions from his previous book, which explains how after millennia of successful human diets we Americans have managed to embrace a diet that causes deadly diseases.

Entertaining yet to-the-point: "Eat food. Mostly plants. Not too much." He has great rules for recognizing food.

Jul 19, 2011

A quick 20 minute read that manages to simplify and clarify the mountains of information out there about what we should be eating for optimum health. I loved this book and highly recommend it! Its humerous, helpful, and I only wish I'd read it sooner.

Jul 13, 2011

This is a joyful and very light read. Gives you some ideas to ponder about what food means in your life.

CAPearson May 26, 2011

Most weight loss and nutrition books throw in a lot of big words and complicated theorys to try and impress you with how smart they are, whereas this book keeps it simple and proves itself beautifully.

Suzanne T Wagner May 26, 2011

An adorable yet scholarly and informative book. It took me two days to read the whole thing and I loved every bit of it. :)

Jan 24, 2011

Love how Michael Pollan embraces the simplicity in Food Rules.
The book is divided simply:
Part 1
Q: What should I eat?
A: Eat food.
Part 2
Q: What kind of food should I eat? A: Mostly plants.
Part 3
Q: How should I eat?
A: Not too much.

A quick and simple read highly recommended.

Oct 11, 2010

A pocket guide on how to shop, eat, and live by the popular author, Michael Pollan. Accessible information and guidelines make this book right for almost anybody interested in the local and/or whole food movements.

Sep 04, 2010

simple list of common sense but useful recommendations on eating healthier

Jul 27, 2010

Another Michael Pollan's food book.

Jul 18, 2010

Good, concise, easy to follow. Certainly makes me make more thoughtful purchases at the grocery store!

christinew Jun 17, 2010

I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants a crash course on how to eat well and shop for food. Michael Pollan keeps it simple and makes it easy to remember

Apr 18, 2010

A wonderful little gem written by Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore's Dilemma, In Defence of Food and The Botany of Desire. This book is full of practical rules such as: "If it comes from a pant, eat it, If it was grown in a plant, don't." and "The whiter the bread, the sooner you're dead." I highly recommend this book as it was both entertaining and educational.

Mar 14, 2010

Silicon Valley Reads author Michael Pollan's latest book about food and the food industry. Not a narrative in the same vein as the author's other well-known titles (The Omnivore's Dilemma, The Botany of Desire), Pollan here presents a list of his recommended eating habits that we would all do well to heed.

If you haven't read Pollan before this would be a good place to start. Be sure to read some of his earlier work to see how he came to these conclusions. Pollan is arguably today's most important food author.

Feb 09, 2010

A very simple and short book that explains what you should eat in a world full of unhealthy food choices. Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food are more full reads but this one is perfect for anyone who wants to know what to do in 1 hour. It couldn't be simpler.

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