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Food Rules: An Eater's Manual

by Michael Pollan (Author)

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Quite an interesting little book on nutrition. ( )
  ebethiepaige | Oct 17, 2015 |

Quite an interesting little book on nutrition. ( )
  ebethiepaige | Oct 17, 2015 |
Very useful and practical advice for eating well and healthfully. Fad diets are so lame and I honestly think they do more harm than good on the body and the mind. Much better to follow these common sense "rules" when it comes to food, which create a more enjoyable mealtime experience, as it should be! ( )
  kirako | Oct 16, 2015 |
Just finished. I want to get my own copy because ideally, I'd read a little every morning with breakfast. That would get me into an eat-wisely frame of mind for the day.

My absolute FAVORITE rule is "Be the Kind of Person Who Takes Supplements -- Then Skip the Supplements." Runner-up is "It's Not Food if It's Called by the Same Name in Every Language (Think Big Mac, Cheetos, or Pringles." ( )
  Deborah_Markus | Aug 8, 2015 |
Michael Pollan has written several books about food, particularly describing the causes and dangers of unsustainable food production and the threats to human health. The omnivore's dilemma. A natural history of four meals, which appeared in 2007, is seen as the most theoretical of these books, providing a theoretical underpinning of Pollan's ideas with regard to the current food situation in the world, the United States in particular. In defense of food. An eater's manifesto is a more practical explanation of what Pollan proposes as a possible solution for the problem, particularly what people should do, and what choices to make to adopt a healthier lifestyle. The book promotes an elitist view of food safety, and although anyone could make these choices and follow the author's advice, he assumes that the lifestyle he promotes is "not for everyone", and that the low-class, non-white population will most likely be left behind, a fate the author seems to have no problem with. The most practical of these books is Food rules. An eater's manual. It gives very clear, short advice what to eat and what not. The book is very easy to read and very effective in getting its message across. ( )
  edwinbcn | Feb 7, 2015 |
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For my mother,
who always knew butter was better for you
than margarine
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Eating in our time has gotten complicated---needlessly so, in my opinion.
"It's not food if it came from the window of your car."
"The banquet is in the first bite."
"If it came from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don't."
"Eat only foods that will eventually rot."
"Better to pay the grocer than the doctor."
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A Look Inside Food Rules: An Eater's Manual

Michael Pollan's definitive compendium, Food Rules, is here brought to colorful life with the addition of Maira Kalman's beloved illustrations.

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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.

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