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In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
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Jun 21, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: food-writing, recommendations
Read from June 09 to 18, 2010

Pollen’s food philosophy has been simply summarized as “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” He goes through each part of this mantra thoroughly, defining “food” (as what your great-grandmother would have recognized, extolling the virtues of traditional family-oriented meals, and explains a lot about the sham that was/is the low-fat craze. Pollen insists that we should really be doing as a country to get our health back is limiting our consumption of meat, dairy, and processed foods rather than continuing to jump on the latest diet bandwagons.

This is an easier read than “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” and probably more applicable to the way we eat our daily meals. An excellent read.

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Michael Pollan
“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”
Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto

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