The Omnivore's Dilemma

The Omnivore’s Dilemma

A Natural History of Four Meals

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ePub
Price
$13.99
 
  • ePub
  • ISBN 9781101147177
  • 464 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

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


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 dinner!”
-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 to end.”
-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 2013.

 
The Omnivore's Dilemma

The Omnivore’s Dilemma

Michael Pollan

Awards

James Beard Book Award: Writing on Food – Winner

Praise

"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 dinner!"
-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 to end."
-The Seattle Times


Table of Contents

Introduction: Our National Eating Disorder

I. Industrial: Corn

One. The Plant: Corn’s Conquest
Two. The Farm
Three. The Elevator
Four. The Feedlot: Making Meat
Five. The Processing Plant: Making Complex Foods
Six. The Consumer: A Republic of Fat
Seven. The Meal: Fast Food

II. Pastoral: Grass

Eight. All Flesh Is Grass
Nine. Big Organic
Ten. Grass: Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Pasture
Eleven. The Animals: Practicing Complexity
Twelve. Slaughter: In a Glass Abattoir
Thirteen. The Market: “Greetings from the Non-Barcode People”
Fourteen. The Meal: Grass Fed

III. Personal: The Forest

Fifteen. The Forager
Sixteen. The Omnivore’s Dilemma
Seventeen. The Ethics of Eating Animals
Eighteen. Hunting: The Meat
Nineteen. Gathering: The Fungi
Twenty. The Perfect Meal

Acknowledgments
Sources
Index

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