The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

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Penguin, Apr 11, 2006 - Health & Fitness - 464 pages
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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User Review  - Jimmy Gunnarsson - Goodreads

I love this book! Like the other books I've read from Pollan, this one does not disappoint. Quite the opposite really. I learned so much from reading this masterpiece. If more people would read books ... Read full review

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User Review  - Hari - Goodreads

The first 2/3 of the book was great. I am not sure I agree with the last 1/3. I have nothing against meat eating. But when the author succumbs to hyperbole and sentimentalism and somehow paints ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Michael Pollan, recently featured on Netflix in the four-part series Cooked, is the author of seven previous books, including Food Rules, In Defense of Food, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, and The Botany of Desire, all New York Times bestsellers. A longtime contributor to The New York Times, he is also the Knight Professor of Journalism at Berkeley. In 2010, Time magazine named him one of the one hundred most influential people in the world.

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