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

by Michael Pollan

Penguin Books | August 28, 2007 | Trade Paperback |

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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


Today, buffeted by one food fad after another, America is suffering from what can only be described as a national eating disorder. Will it be fast food tonight, or something organic? Or perhaps something we grew ourselves? The question of what to have for dinner has confronted us since man discovered fire. But as Michael Pollan explains in this revolutionary book, how we answer it now, as the dawn of the twenty-first century, may determine our survival as a species. Packed with profound surprises, The Omnivore''s Dilemma is changing the way Americans thing about the politics, perils, and pleasures of eating.

"Thoughtful, engrossing ... You''re not likely to get a better explanation of exactly where your food comes from."
-The New York Times Book Review

"An eater''s manifesto ... [Pollan''s] cause is just, his thinking is clear, and his writing is compelling. Be careful of your dinner!"
-The Washington Post

"Outstanding... a wide-ranging invitation to think through the moral ramifications of our eating habits."
--The New Yorker

"If you ever thought ''what''s for dinner'' was a simple question, you''ll change your mind after reading Pollan''s searing indictment of today''s food industry-and his glimpse of some inspiring alternatives.... I just loved this book so much I didn''t want it to end."
-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 2013.

 

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 464 Pages, 5.51 × 8.27 × 0.79 in

Published: August 28, 2007

Publisher: Penguin Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143038583

ISBN - 13: 9780143038580

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

by Michael Pollan

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 464 Pages, 5.51 × 8.27 × 0.79 in

Published: August 28, 2007

Publisher: Penguin Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143038583

ISBN - 13: 9780143038580

About the Book

The bestselling author of the "Botany of Desire" explores the ecology of eating to unveil why man consumes what he consumes in the 21st century.

Table of Contents

The Omnivore''s Dilemma Introduction: Our National Eating Disorder

I. Industrial: Corn

One. The Plant: Corn''s Conquest
Two. The Farm
Three. The Elevator
Four. The Feedlot: Making Meat
Five. The Processing Plant: Making Complex Foods
Six. The Consumer: A Republic of Fat
Seven. The Meal: Fast Food

II. Pastoral: Grass

Eight. All Flesh Is Grass
Nine. Big Organic
Ten. Grass: Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Pasture
Eleven. The Animals: Practicing Complexity
Twelve. Slaughter: In a Glass Abattoir
Thirteen. The Market: "Greetings from the Non-Barcode People"
Fourteen. The Meal: Grass Fed

III. Personal: The Forest

Fifteen. The Forager
Sixteen. The Omnivore''s Dilemma
Seventeen. The Ethics of Eating Animals
Eighteen. Hunting: The Meat
Nineteen. Gathering: The Fungi
Twenty. The Perfect Meal

Acknowledgments
Sources
Index

From the Publisher

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


Today, buffeted by one food fad after another, America is suffering from what can only be described as a national eating disorder. Will it be fast food tonight, or something organic? Or perhaps something we grew ourselves? The question of what to have for dinner has confronted us since man discovered fire. But as Michael Pollan explains in this revolutionary book, how we answer it now, as the dawn of the twenty-first century, may determine our survival as a species. Packed with profound surprises, The Omnivore''s Dilemma is changing the way Americans thing about the politics, perils, and pleasures of eating.

"Thoughtful, engrossing ... You''re not likely to get a better explanation of exactly where your food comes from."
-The New York Times Book Review

"An eater''s manifesto ... [Pollan''s] cause is just, his thinking is clear, and his writing is compelling. Be careful of your dinner!"
-The Washington Post

"Outstanding... a wide-ranging invitation to think through the moral ramifications of our eating habits."
--The New Yorker

"If you ever thought ''what''s for dinner'' was a simple question, you''ll change your mind after reading Pollan''s searing indictment of today''s food industry-and his glimpse of some inspiring alternatives.... I just loved this book so much I didn''t want it to end."
-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 2013.

 

About the Author

MICHAEL POLLAN is the author of six 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 Magazine, Pollan is the recipient of the James Beard Award and 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. His most recent book, Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation, was published by The Penguin Press in April 2013.

www.michaelpollan.com
 

 

Editorial Reviews

"Thoughtful, engrossing ... You''re not likely to get a better explanation of exactly where your food comes from."
-The New York Times Book Review

"An eater''s manifesto ... [Pollan''s] cause is just, his thinking is clear, and his writing is compelling. Be careful of your dinner!"
-The Washington Post

"Outstanding... a wide-ranging invitation to think through the moral ramifications of our eating habits."
--The New Yorker

"If you ever thought ''what''s for dinner'' was a simple question, you''ll change your mind after reading Pollan''s searing indictment of today''s food industry-and his glimpse of some inspiring alternatives.... I just loved this book so much I didn''t want it to end."
-The Seattle Times


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