[Sca-cooks] Fwd: [from the] NY Times 10 Best Books of 2006
sjk3 at cornell.edu
Mon Jan 15 08:50:27 PST 2007
Has anybody read this one? I wonder if it's one of those "eew, look what
*they* eat" books, or a "our lifestyle is ruining the planet" book.
> From the New York Times
> <http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/23/books/review/23kamp.html> THE OMNIVORE'S
>A Natural History of Four Meals.
>By Michael Pollan. The Penguin Press, $26.95.
>"When you can eat just about anything nature has to offer, deciding what you
>should eat will inevitably stir anxiety," Pollan writes in this supple and
>probing book. He gracefully navigates within these anxieties as he traces
>the origins of four meals - from a fast-food dinner to a "hunter-gatherer"
>feast - and makes us see, with remarkable clarity, exactly how what we eat
>affects both our bodies and the planet. Pollan is the perfect tour guide:
>his prose is incisive and alive, and pointed without being tendentious. In
>an uncommonly good year for American food writing, this is a book that
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