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The Omnivores Dilemma I was resistant to reading this book because I m not an omnivore, and also I thought that Pollan s book The Botany of Desire was brilliant and I suspected I would not feel as fond of this one, which is certainly true He does write well, but I didn t find that this book had the eloquence or elegance of the other.The sub title of this book could read It s Really Ok To Eat Dead Animals, Really It Is Which I realize for most people it is But eating flesh foods and other foods made from animals s I was resistant to reading this book because I m not an omnivore, and also I thought that Pollan s book The Botany of Desire was brilli I love food I really love food I believe it is one of the most fascinating cultural facts in our lives I particularly love food that is taken as meals and then the words that gather about meals not least that most beautiful word sharing Because food is never better than when it is shared as ours Recently I was delighted to learn the etymology of the word companion That has become my favourite way to describe the people I m fond of The word comes from Latin and means with bread t I love food I really love food I believe it is one of the most fascinating cultural facts in our lives I particularly love food that is taken as meals and then the words that gather about meals not least that most beautiful word sharing Because food is never better than when it is shared as ours Recently I was delighted to learn the etymology of the word companion That has become my favourite way to describe the people I m fond of The word comes from Latin and means with bread that is, someone you share bread with Isn t that the most beautiful of metaphors Then again, there is food and then there is food and this is a book about all of the various types of food available to us in this modern world of ours It is a book that has made me think about what I eat, how I eat it and to question what can only be called the morality of food And then it also made me think of the psychology of food and the sociology of food in ways I really didn t expect.The book reminded me of many other I liked Michael Pollan s The Omnivore s Dilemma so much that I searched goodreads reviews for reasons not to like it.Let me explain.Whenever a really influential book like this comes out, there s a pretty reliable pattern that follows There s the newspaper toast of the town effect, followed by bland and ubiquitous morning TV interviews, and, if you re lucky, an innocuous appearance on Oprah, probably followed by a massive boost in sales However, there is usually a fairly large group of peopl I liked Michael Pollan s The Omnivore s Dilemma so much that I searched goodreads reviews fo Wow, it seems like a lot of people didn t notice that this kinda sucked Weird It read to me like he wrote The Botany of Desire, decided that that framework a loose structure in which he can just talk alternately interesting and totally self serving shit for a whole book and figured he d give it another go, but this time as his MAGNUM OPUS And I was pretty into it, for the most part, but in a lot of the parts where he thinks he s being super even handed, he s actually often being a boring mi Wow, it seems like a lot of people didn t notice that this kinda sucked Weird It read to me like he wrote The Botany of Desire, decided that that framework a loose structure in which he can just talk alternately interesting and totally self serving shit for a whole book an He makes some good points but in the end, it smacks of well off white man over simplifying an incredibly complex issue What the book has going for it is that it s a best seller, especially to the faux liberal, over educated set and it s at least making them THINK about where their food is coming from What I don t like though, is that it lets them off the hook as far as accountability if they just go about buying the RIGHT kind of meat Well, all of that free range humane meat goes to the sam He makes some good points but in the end, it smacks of well off white man over simplifying an incredibly complex issue What the book has going for it is that it s a best seller, especially to the faux liberal, over educated set and it s at least making them THINK about where their food is coming from What I don t like though, is that it lets them off the hook as far as accountability if they just go about buying the RIGHT kind of meat Well, all of that free range humane meat goes to the same creepy slaughterhouses that the factory farmed animals go to so really, from an ethical stand point, it s no better Oh and the USDA Guidelines on what is consider Man, this book is great The best book I read last year, easily Mushrooms, chicken slaughter, sustainability, french fries, soul searching questions, it s all here Just read it already Okay, if that didn t sell you, here sinfo, from the review I wrote for my farm community Stearns Farm, Framingham, MA The Omnivore s Dilemma created a lot buzz since its publication in 2006, so you may have read it already If you haven t picked it up yet, consider checking it out At 464 pages, it is Man, this book is great The best book I read last year, easily BOOKS The Omnivores Dilemma By Michael Pollan Capitalsoftworks.co.uk 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 First Discovered Fire But, As Michael Pollan Explains In This Revolutionary Book, How We Answer It Now, At 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 Think About The Politics, Perils, And Pleasures Of Eating. I thoroughly enjoyed The Omnivore s Dilemma by Michael Pollan He s been one of my favorite writers, ever since I read A Place of My Own, some years ago And I stumble across stories by him in the New York Times Sunday Magazine, often quite by accident, and then look at the byline to see who this talented writer is, and there s Pollan again.The book has the distinct danger of making you annoying to your spouse partner children, because you ll be reading along and feel compelled to share a fact a I thoroughly enjoyed The Omnivore s Dilemma by Michael Pollan He s been one of my favorite writers, ever since I read A Place of My Own, some years ago And I stumble across stories by him in the New York Times Sunday Magazine, often quite by accident, and then look at the byline to see who this talented writer is, and there s Pollan again.The book has the distinct danger of making you annoying to your spouse partner children, because you ll be reading along and feel compelled to share a fact about how industrial corn production has wormed its way into nearly every aspect of the American diet I know my 12 year old daughter cringes when we go the store, and I inspect the ingredients, calling out, Yep, there s corn in this, too Pollan is an immensely fun writer, because After reading books like these, I m not sure what to eat any Michael Pollan, a sort of food journalist, doesn t always give you the kind of clear cut answers you d like if you re reading books like this in order to learn what s healthy for your body and what s not However, here are two important things I did learn 1 Eating only one thing is not good for you in the long run 2 Corn is in nearly everything we eat these days.America grows corn The American government pays for its farmer After reading books like these, I m not sure what to eat any Michael Pollan, a sort of foo Update 5 23 2010 Terrific piece by Michael Pollan in the NYRB June 10, 2010, The Food Movement, Rising in which he reviews five books Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal, Terra Madre Forging a New Global Network of Sustainable Food Communities, All You Can Eat How Hungry is America , The Taste for Civilization Food, Politics, and Civil Society, Eating AnimalsI am beginning to wallow and bask in the mire of food politics, subject of Pollan s piece It s interesting to read the comments secti Update 5 23 2010 Terrific piece by Michael Pollan in the NYRB June 10, 2010, The Food Movement, Rising in which he reviews five books Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal, Terra Madre Forging a New Global Network of Sustainable Food Communities, All You Can Eat How Hungry is America , The Taste for Civilization Food, Politics, and Civil Society, Eating AnimalsI am beginning to wallow and bask in the mire of food politics, subject of Pollan s piece It s interesting to read the comments section after any article dealing with meat or vegetarianism One can almost see t


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