#1 New York Times Bestseller
Food. There''s plenty of it around, and we all love to eat
it. So why should anyone need to defend it?
Because in the so-called Western diet, food has been replaced by
nutrients, and common sense by confusion--most of what we're
consuming today is longer the product of nature but of food
science. The result is what Michael Pollan calls the American
Paradox: The more we worry about nutrition, the less healthy we see
to become. With In Defense of Food, Pollan proposes a new
(and very old) answer to the question of what we should eat that
comes down to seven simple but liberating words: "Eat food. Not too
much. Mostly plants." Pollan's bracing and eloquent manifesto shows
us how we can start making thoughtful food choices that will enrich
our lives, enlarge our sense of what it means to be healthy, and
bring pleasure back to eating.
"Michael Pollan [is the] designated repository for the
nation''s food conscience."
-Frank Bruni, The New York Times
" A remarkable volume . . . engrossing . . . [Pollan] offers those
prescriptions Americans so desperately crave."
-The Washington Post
"A tough, witty, cogent rebuttal to the proposition that food can
be redced to its nutritional components without the loss of
something essential... [a] lively, invaluable book."
--Janet Maslin, The New York Times
"In Defense of Food is written with Pollan''s customary
bite, ringing clarity and brilliance at connecting the dots."
-The Seattle Times
Michael Pollan's newest book Cooked: A Natural History of
Transformation--the story of our most trusted food expert's
culinary education--was published by The Penguin Press in April