The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
One of the New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of the Year
Winner of the James Beard Award
Author of #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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - gregorybrown - LibraryThing
Michael Pollan is a good writer, and good in the ways that his subject demands. He's capable of the kind of narrative investigation of John McPhee, clicking up and down ladders of abstraction as he ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - katieloucks - LibraryThing
Great book!! A little boring at parts with all the history, and not completely consistent I found with the citing of sources during the book (he says them at the end), but other than that, great! Read full review