Cooked: a Natural History of Transformation

Cover may not be exactly as depicted

Cooked: a Natural History of Transformation

by Michael Pollan

Used & Rare price

SPECIAL SHIPPING CONSIDERATIONS FOR USED & RARE ITEMS.

Please see the special considerations for shipping Used & Rare items, including extended delivery times, possible import duties & taxes.

Delivered in 3-5 weeks

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Penguin Books

Condition:

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143125338

ISBN - 13: 9780143125334

Seller Comments:

Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!

From the Publisher

In Cooked, Michael Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. Here, he discovers the enduring power of the four classical elements—fire, water, air, and earth—to transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink. Apprenticing himself to a succession of culinary masters, Pollan learns how to grill with fire, cook with liquid, bake bread, and ferment everything from cheese to beer.

Each section of Cooked tracks Pollan’s effort to master a single classic recipe using one of the four elements. A North Carolina barbecue pit master tutors him in the primal magic of fire; a Chez Panisse–trained cook schools him in the art of braising; a celebrated baker teaches him how air transforms grain and water into a fragrant loaf of bread; and finally, several mad-genius “fermentos” (a tribe that includes brewers, cheese makers, and all kinds of picklers) reveal how fungi and bacteria can perform the most amazing alchemies of all. The reader learns alongside Pollan, but the lessons move beyond the practical to become an investigation of how cooking involves us in a web of social and ecological relationships. Cooking, above all, connects us.

The effects of not cooking are similarly far reaching. Relying upon corporations to process our food means we consume large quantities of fat, sugar, and salt; disrupt an essential link to the natural world; and weaken our relationships with family and friends. In fact, Cooked argues, taking back control of cooking may be the single most important step anyone can take to help make the American food system healthier and more sustainable. Reclaiming cooking as an act of enjoyment and self-reliance, learning to perform the magic of these everyday transformations, opens the door to a more nourishing life.

Used books: 2 more copies of this item are available

Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation

Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation

by Michael Pollan

Delivered in 3-5 weeks

Condition:

Format: Trade paperback

Publisher: Penguin Books

Seller Comments:

Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 480 p.

$19.18

Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation

Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation

by Michael Pollan

Delivered in 3-5 weeks

Condition:

Format: Trade paperback

Publisher: Penguin Books

Seller Comments:

Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 480 p.

$33.20

Item not added

This item is not available to order at this time.

See used copies from 00.00
  • My Gift List
  • My Wish List
  • Shopping Cart