The Omnivore's Dilemma
A Natural History of Four MealsBook - 2006
One of the New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of the Year
Winner of the James Beard Award
Author of How to Change Your Mind and the #1 New York Times Bestsellers In Defense of Food and Food Rules
What should we have for dinner? Ten years ago, Michael Pollan confronted us with this seemingly simple question and, with The Omnivore's Dilemma, his brilliant and eye-opening exploration of our food choices, demonstrated that how we answer it today may determine not only our health but our survival as a species. In the years since, Pollan's revolutionary examination has changed the way Americans think about food. Bringing wide attention to the little-known but vitally important dimensions of food and agriculture in America, Pollan launched a national conversation about what we eat and the profound consequences that even the simplest everyday food choices have on both ourselves and the natural world. Ten years later, The Omnivore's Dilemma continues to transform the way Americans think about the politics, perils, and pleasures of eating.
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In THE OMNIVORE'S DILEMMA, Michael Pollan traces the genealogy of four meals (one from a fast food chain, one from a large organic supermarket, one from a small organic producer, and the fourth from sustenance he gathers himself) and exposes surprising issues about each. Both funny and fascinating, OMNIVORE'S is the ultimate reveal of the secret lives of meals.
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