The Omnivore's Dilemma

A Natural History of Four Meals

Author: Michael Pollan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781594200823

Category: Cooking

Page: 450

View: 9693

An ecological and anthropological study of eating offers insight into food consumption in the twenty-first century, explaining how an abundance of unlimited food varieties reveals the responsibilities of everyday consumers to protect their health and the environment. By the author of The Botany of Desire. 125,000 first printing.

The Omnivore's Dilemma

A Natural History of Four Meals

Author: Michael Pollan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101147172

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 464

View: 2188

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 What should we have for dinner? Ten years ago, Michael Pollan confronted us with this seemingly simple question and, with The Omnivore’s Dilemma, his brilliant and eye-opening exploration of our food choices, demonstrated that how we answer it today may determine not only our health but our survival as a species. In the years since, Pollan’s revolutionary examination has changed the way Americans think about food. Bringing wide attention to the little-known but vitally important dimensions of food and agriculture in America, Pollan launched a national conversation about what we eat and the profound consequences that even the simplest everyday food choices have on both ourselves and the natural world. Ten years later, The Omnivore’s Dilemma continues to transform the way Americans think about the politics, perils, and pleasures of eating. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Omnivore's Dilemma for Kids

The Secrets Behind What You Eat

Author: Michael Pollan,Richie Chevat

Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9781101993828

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 400

View: 7629

"Includes 12 important food rules"--Jacket.

The Omnivore's Dilemma

The Search for a Perfect Meal in a Fast-food World

Author: Michael Pollan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing UK

ISBN: 9780747586838

Category: Dinners and dining

Page: 450

View: 8491

The Omnivore's Dilemma is an uncompromisingly realised, eloquent, philosophical and absorbing book for anyone who thinks about where their food comes from.

Cooked

A Natural History of Transformation

Author: Michael Pollan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143125338

Category: Cooking

Page: 468

View: 9520

The author recounts the story of his culinary education and the roles of the four classical elements of fire, water, air and earth in transforming natural ingredients into delicious meals and drinks, in an account that traces his efforts to master classic recipes using one of the four elements. Reprint.

The Botany of Desire

A Plant's-eye View of the World

Author: Michael Pollan

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

ISBN: 0375760393

Category: Gardening

Page: 271

View: 359

Focusing on the human relationship with plants, the author of Second Nature uses botany to explore four basic human desires--sweetness, beauty, intoxication, and control--through portraits of four plants that embody them: the apple, tulip, marijuana, and potato. 100,000 first printing.

A Place of My Own

The Architecture of Daydreams

Author: Michael Pollan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0307829154

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 9831

A captivating personal inquiry into the art of architecture, the craft of building, and the meaning of modern work “A room of one’s own: Is there anybody who hasn’t at one time or another wished for such a place, hasn’t turned those soft words over until they’d assumed a habitable shape?” When Michael Pollan decided to plant a garden, the result was the acclaimed bestseller Second Nature. In A Place of My Own, he turns his sharp insight to the craft of building, as he recounts the process of designing and constructing a small one-room structure on his rural Connecticut property—a place in which he hoped to read, write, and daydream, built with his own two unhandy hands. Invoking the titans of architecture, literature, and philosophy, from Vitruvius to Thoreau, from the Chinese masters of feng shui to the revolutionary Frank Lloyd Wright, Pollan brilliantly chronicles a realm of blueprints, joints, and trusses as he peers into the ephemeral nature of “houseness” itself. From the spark of an idea to the search for a perfect site to the raising of a ridgepole, Pollan revels in the infinitely detailed, complex process of creating a finished structure. At once superbly written, informative, and enormously entertaining, A Place of My Own is for anyone who has ever wondered how the walls around us take shape—and how we might shape them ourselves. Praise for A Place of My Own “A glorious piece of prose . . . Pollan leads readers on his adventure with humor and grace.”—Chicago Tribune “[Pollan] alternates between describing the building process and introducing informative asides on various aspects of construction. These explanations are deftly and economically supplied. Pollan’s beginner status serves him well, for he asks the kind of obvious questions about building that most readers will want answered.” —The New York Review of Books “By shrewdly combining just the right mix of personal reflection, architectural background, and nuts-and-bolts detail, Michael Pollan enables us to see, feel, and understand what goes into the building of a house. The result is a captivating and informative adventure.”—John Berendt, author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil “An utterly terrific book . . . an inspired meditation on the complex relationship between space, the human body and the human spirit.”—Francine du Plessix Gray “A tour de force.”—Phillip Lopate

In Defence of Food

The Myth of Nutrition and the Pleasures of Eating

Author: Michael Pollan

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141908513

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

View: 6707

'A must-read ... satisfying, rich ... loaded with flavour' Sunday Telegraph This book is a celebration of food. By food, Michael Pollan means real, proper, simple food - not the kind that comes in a packet, or has lists of unpronounceable ingredients, or that makes nutritional claims about how healthy it is. More like the kind of food your great-grandmother would recognize. In Defence of Food is a simple invitation to junk the science, ditch the diet and instead rediscover the joys of eating well. By following a few pieces of advice (Eat at a table - a desk doesn't count. Don't buy food where you'd buy your petrol!), you will enrich your life and your palate, and enlarge your sense of what it means to be healthy and happy. It's time to fall in love with food again. For the past twenty years, Michael Pollan has been writing about the places where the human and natural worlds intersect: food, agriculture, gardens, drugs, and architecture. His most recent book, about the ethics and ecology of eating, is The Omnivore's Dilemma, named one of the ten best books of 2006 by the New York Times and the Washington Post. He is also the author of The Botany of Desire, A Place of My Own and Second Nature.

Summary and Analysis of The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals 1

Based on the Book by Michael Pollan

Author: Worth Books

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504044843

Category: Science

Page: 30

View: 2883

So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Omnivore’s Dilemma tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Michael Pollan’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of The Omnivore’s Dilemma includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter summaries Profiles of the main characters Detailed timeline of events Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan: In the perennial bestseller The Omnivore’s Dilemma, acclaimed journalist Michael Pollan not only reports back from the frontlines of America’s dysfunctional food industry, but gets down and dirty with the scrappy farmers and foragers who have decided to “opt out” of the industrial food chain. Informative, entertaining, and often alarming, The Omnivore’s Dilemma examines dietary trends, the origins of what we eat, and the impact of our food choices on the environment and our health, and sheds desperately needed light on the saying “you are what you eat.” The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.

Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet

The New Geopolitics of Energy

Author: Michael Klare

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780805089219

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 339

View: 8160

Critically analyzes how control of the world's diminishing sources of energy and natural resources will transform the international balance of power to forecast a future of new alliances and new global threats in which finite sources of oil, natural gas, uranium, coal, copper, and other resources are up for grabs. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

Second Nature

A Gardener's Education

Author: Michael Pollan

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 9780802198617

Category: Gardening

Page: 320

View: 5039

Chosen by the American Horticultural Society as one of the seventy-five greatest books ever written about gardening, Second Nature has become a manifesto for rethinking our relationship with nature. With chapter ranging from a reconsideration of the Great American Lawn and a dispatch from one man’s war with a woodchuck to reflections on the sexual politics of roses, Pollan captures the rhythms of our everyday engagement with the outdoors in all its glory and exasperation.

Feasts and Fasts

A History of Food in India

Author: Colleen Taylor Sen

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1780233914

Category: Cooking

Page: 336

View: 7232

From dal to samosas, paneer to vindaloo, dosa to naan, Indian food is diverse and wide-ranging—unsurprising when you consider India’s incredible range of climates, languages, religions, tribes, and customs. Its cuisine differs from north to south, yet what is it that makes Indian food recognizably Indian, and how did it get that way? To answer those questions, Colleen Taylor Sen examines the diet of the Indian subcontinent for thousands of years, describing the country’s cuisine in the context of its religious, moral, social, and philosophical development. Exploring the ancient indigenous plants such as lentils, eggplants, and peppers that are central to the Indian diet, Sen depicts the country’s agricultural bounty and the fascination it has long held for foreign visitors. She illuminates how India’s place at the center of a vast network of land and sea trade routes led it to become a conduit for plants, dishes, and cooking techniques to and from the rest of the world. She shows the influence of the British and Portuguese during the colonial period, and she addresses India’s dietary prescriptions and proscriptions, the origins of vegetarianism, its culinary borrowings and innovations, and the links between diet, health, and medicine. She also offers a taste of Indian cooking itself—especially its use of spices, from chili pepper, cardamom, and cumin to turmeric, ginger, and coriander—and outlines how the country’s cuisine varies throughout its many regions. Lavishly illustrated with one hundred images, Feasts and Fasts is a mouthwatering tour of Indian food full of fascinating anecdotes and delicious recipes that will have readers devouring its pages.

Nothing But the Truth

A Documentary Novel

Author: Avi

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545174155

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 177

View: 8587

Ninth-grader Philip Malloy's suspension for humming "The Star-Spangled Banner" during homeroom becomes a national news story.

In Defense of Food

The Myth of Nutrition and the Pleasures of Eating

Author: Michael Pollan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143114964

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 244

View: 1499

Cites the reasons why people have become so confused about their dietary choices and discusses the importance of enjoyable moderate eating of mostly traditional plant foods.

Holy Cows and Hog Heaven

The Food Buyer's Guide to Farm Friendly Food

Author: Joel Salatin

Publisher: Polyface Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cooking

Page: 134

View: 5661

Holy Cows and Hog Heaven is written by an honest-to-goodness-dirt-under-the-fingernails, optimistic clean good farmer. His goal is to: Empower food buyers to pursue positive alternatives to the industrialized food system Bring clean food farmers and their patrons into a teamwork relationship Marry the best of western technology with the soul of eastern ethics Educate food buyers about productions Create a food system that enhances nature's ecology for future generations Holy Cows and Hog Heaven has an overriding objective of encouraging every food buyer to embrace the notion that menus are a conscious decision, creating the next generation's world one bite at a time.

Food Rules

An Eater's Manual

Author: Michael Pollan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 014311638X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 140

View: 1525

Presents a set of rules for eating wisely in accordance with a variety of ethnic and cultural traditions, sharing guidelines for making grocery choices and dining out.

Bringing It to the Table

On Farming and Food (Large Print 16pt)

Author: Wendell Berry

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458758621

Category:

Page: 316

View: 8600

Only a farmer could delve so deeply into the origins of food, and only a writer of Wendell Berry's caliber could convey it with such conviction and eloquence. Drawn from more than thirty years of work, this collection is essential reading for all who care about what they eat.

40 Years of Chez Panisse

The Power of Gathering

Author: Alice Waters

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 0307718263

Category: Cooking

Page: 303

View: 8053

A photographic tribute to the Berkeley restaurant traces its cultural history through the stories of its famous proprietress and her personal and professional friends, celebrating the restaurant's tradition of gathering around the table and its pioneering sustainable foods practices.

The Battle Over the Meaning of Everything

Evolution, Intelligent Design, and a School Board in Dover, PA

Author: Gordy Slack

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470379316

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 1115

Presents an eyewitness account of the 2005 courtroom battle that took place in Dover, Pennsylvania, in which members of the local school board defended their view that intelligent design rather than evolution should be taught, a case that illuminates two conflicting world views and the resulting cultural, religious, and political tensions that continue to divide America.