The Omnivore's Dilemma

The Omnivore’s Dilemma

A Natural History of Four Meals

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  • Ebook
  • 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


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

The Omnivore’s Dilemma

Written by: Michael Pollan

Awards

James Beard Cookbook Award – Writings on Food – winner
National Book Critics Circle Awards – 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

The Omnivore’s DilemmaIntroduction: 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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