In Defence of Food

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English language

Published Jan. 5, 2010 by Penguin Group UK.

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4 stars (9 reviews)

What to eat, what not to eat, and how to think about health: a manifesto for our times"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." These simple words go to the heart of Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food, the well-considered answers he provides to the que

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Review of 'In Defense of Food' on 'GoodReads'

2 stars

Maybe this is now common place info or maybe being a food growing long time vegan I'm just immersed in food info but I got very little from this and was actually quite irritated that there was almost no talk of the systemic limitations to most of the concrete suggestions (which almost all boil down to spend more money) besides "lots of Americans can't actually do that" ??? ben la, not helpful

Review of 'In defense of food' on 'GoodReads'

5 stars

Athena bought this for me for my birthday, after I'd been raving about "The Omnivore's Dilemma" for weeks.

In some way, Pollan's new book picks up where "The Omnivore's Dillema" left off, though I would caution potential readers that this is a very different kind of book.

While "The Omnivore's Dilemma" contextualized well-written-research-cum-investigative-journalism in history and culture and paired it with commentary that carried an admitted slight bias, "In Defense of Food" really aims to answer the big question that the aforementioned commentary caused readers to pose to themselves and Pollan: "Okay, so what am I supposed to eat then?"

What I like about this book is that it answers the question generally. The from cover features the motto "Eat Food. Not much. Mostly plants." These six words, thankfully, do not become a mantra, but rather, a table of contents of sorts. Pollan is humorous, down-to-earth, and candid regarding his …

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