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Cooked
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 468

Cooked

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014
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  • Publisher: Penguin

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
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 271

The Botany of Desire

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

Food Rules
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 112

Food Rules

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2009-12-29
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  • Publisher: Penguin

#1 New York Times Bestseller A definitive compendium of food wisdom Eating doesn’t have to be so complicated. In this age of ever-more elaborate diets and conflicting health advice, Food Rules brings welcome simplicity to our daily decisions about food. Written with clarity, concision, and wit that has become bestselling author Michael Pollan’s trademark, this indispensable handbook lays out a set of straightforward, memorable rules for eating wisely, one per page, accompanied by a concise explanation. It’s an easy-to-use guide that draws from a variety of traditions, suggesting how different cultures through the ages have arrived at the same enduring wisdom about food. Whether at the ...

In Defence of Food
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 256

In Defence of Food

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2008-01-31
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  • Publisher: Penguin UK

Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants These simple words get to the heart of Michael Pollan's In Defence of Food. Humans used to know how to eat well, but the balanced dietary lessons that were once passed down through the generations have become confused, complicated and distorted by food industry marketers, nutritional scientists and journalists, all of whom have much to gain from our dietary confusion. As a result we face today a complex culinary landscape dense with bad advice and foods that are not 'real' These 'edible food-like substances' are often packaged with labels bearing health claims that are typically false and misleading. Indeed, real food is fast disappearing from the market...

Second Nature
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 320

Second Nature

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.

In Defense of Food
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 244

In Defense of Food

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2008-01
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  • Publisher: Penguin

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.

A Place of My Own
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 336

A Place of My Own

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013-03-06
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  • Publisher: Random House

At a turning point in his life, writer Michael Pollan found himself dreaming of a small wood-frame hut in the woods near his house--a place to work, but also a "shelter for daydreams." Weaving the practical with the philosophical, this book presents a captivating personal inquiry into the art of architecture, the craft of building, and the meaning of modern work. Line drawings throughout. Size C. 320 pp. National ads & publicity. 35,000 print.

Cannabis, forgetting, and the botany of desire
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 58

Cannabis, forgetting, and the botany of desire

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2002
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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The Omnivore's Dilemma
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 352

The Omnivore's Dilemma

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2009-10-15
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  • Publisher: Penguin

The New York Times bestseller that’s changing America’s diet is now perfect for younger readers “What’s for dinner?” seemed like a simple question—until journalist and supermarket detective Michael Pollan delved behind the scenes. From fast food and big organic to small farms and old-fashioned hunting and gathering, this young readers’ adaptation of Pollan’s famous food-chain exploration encourages kids to consider the personal and global health implications of their food choices. In a smart, compelling format with updated facts, plenty of photos, graphs, and visuals, as well as a new afterword and backmatter, The Omnivore’s Dilemma serves up a bold message to the generation that needs it most: It’s time to take charge of our national eating habits—and it starts with you.

Quicklet on Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 46

Quicklet on Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2012-04-04
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  • Publisher: Hyperink Inc

Quicklets: Learn More. Read Less. Michael Pollan is an author, journalist and a professor of science and environmental journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. He has written many books, articles and essays on the American food system and sustainable agriculture. He is also the author of “Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual,” “In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto,” “The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World,” “A Place of My Own,” and “Second Nature.” Pollan is the recipient of numerous journalistic awards, including the James Beard Award for best magazine series in 2003, and the Reuters-I.U.C.N. 2000 Global Award for Environmental Journalism. Po...