Saturday, January 23, 2010

Book Friend

Pollan, Michael. (2008). In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto. New York: Penguin Press.

Richard picked this up at a local bookstore on Thursday. We 3 are drawn to it like a magnet. Every time 1 of us sets it down, another picks it up. This is an excellent read. We each read, then we pause, share and discuss.

Pollan makes the hidden become visible in this straightforward text, offering choices for a different path. He adds his own ample doses of humor and whimsy. The work affirms issues that so many of us have felt regarding nutrition, food, and the food industry.

We 3 C's have been reading and researching these issues for years. It is the basis for our move to this little Farm and toward growing our own food, preparing it, and buying local. Pollan puts it all together in a very pallatable text.

This book make recommendations for food choices in a no nonsense sort of way with underpinnings of science and common sense. For me, the long and the short of it is that we should be eating in the ways that many of the Grandmas taught us those many years ago.

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