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The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan
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May 19, 2009

really liked it
Read in May, 2009

Book was intriguing. While it was a manifesto on the way we eat now, it was also page-turning, able to divide the author's critiques into easily digestable portions. Also, Pollan doesn't write like a scientist, but as a novelist. His romanticization of the organic and slow-food industry through his beautiful prose and scene-setting make the reader fall in love with such a lifestyle. Frustratingly enough, the book is finished with the realization that this is an enormous feat to overcome, and perhaps a not very realistic one. I tried for a couple of weeks to only eat foods with ingredients I recognized, and that has certainly fallen by the wayside. Still, it was information that is important and edible.

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