One of the New York Times
Book Review''s Ten Best Books of the
Winner of the James Beard Award
Author of #1 New York Times Bestsellers
In Defense of Food and Food
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
-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
-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