Food Rules: An Eater's Manual
Eat food. Mostly plants. Not too much.
Using those seven words as his guide, Michael Pollan offers this indispensable handbook for anyone concerned about health and food. Simple, sensible and easy to use, Food Rules is a set of memorable adages or 'personal policies' for eating wisely, gathered from a wide variety of sources: mothers, grandmothers, nutritionists, anthropolo...more
Some of my favorite rules:
Avoid foods you see advertised on television
Eat only foods that have been cooked by humans
It’s not food if it arrived through the window of your car
It’s not food if it’s called the same thing in every language. (Think Big Mac, Cheetos or Pringles.)
Eat animals that have themselves eaten well.
The wh ...more
APERITIF to the book
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However, when I saw “Food Rules – An Eater’s Manual” and read the review, I knew that I had to have this and purchased it on a whim yesterday. I then decided to briefly look at it on my Kindle with a view to reading it at a future date. Did that happen? No, of course it didn’t. The fates had something else in store for me. I started ...more
Anyway, I was a ...more
I've been studying health and nutrition on my own for many years now, so the content was not new to me. I bought the book to have on hand for motivation and reminders of what I already know. The way the information and "rules" are presented makes it perfect for keeping me on the healthy path. I read the entire book in a little over an hour and marke ...more
Avoid food products that make health claims (you shouldn't have to advertise how healthly something is), Eat only food that will eventually rot, Treat meat as a flavoring, Eat all the junk food you want as long as you cook it yourself (fries, ice cream, pies are all harder to make and highly processed, yo ...more
Pollan says that much of what we eat doesn't "deserve to be called food—I call them edible foodlike substance ...more
Do borrow it from the library (as I did), pick it up at a used book store or giveaway, buy it as a gift for a friend who doesn't read much (alas, we all know such people), or even sit in the library or stand in the aisle of a bookstore and read this book in its entirety. It took me two sittings to finish this book, but it is easily finished in one sitting. It's a fluffy book of Michael Pollan lite, a bunch of short, bite-sized chunks, lots of white ...more
Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.
What could be simpler?
You still want more information and insight? Then get Food Rules: An Eater's Manual, a book which can be read in under an hour and expands upon the wisdom of the three simple statements above through 64 rules sorted into t ...more
In his introductory comments, the author notes a few undeniable truths--Western diets (e.g., processed foods and meats, lots of fat and sugar, etc.) lead to lots of health problems; traditional diets tend to be healthier than the so-called Wes ...more
The book can be boiled down to seven words and three sections: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."
Each brief chapter is a food rule with a short explanation. Rules are mostly common sense, but they are a good reminder to pay attention to the food we eat and what's been done to it.
Some example rules:
"Don't eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn't recognize as food."
"Avoid foods you see ad ...more
Short. Simple. Humorous.
However, this is not much useful for someone with a typical Indian diet which generally doesn't include a lot of unhealthy edible food like substances which mostly makes up for an American meal. Still worth a read.
From an ecological standpoint, Pollan provides an ima ...more
If you’re buying, make sure you get the edition with Maira Kalman’s delightful illustrations.
1. Is this supposed to be “In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan For Dummies”? Was there a pitch meeting at Penguin books that went, “Okay, what if we just released a separate book that was really a second edition that consisted of all the wisdom of IDOF, but in, like, bullet points? I bet we could sell a ton of them!”? I mean, why go to the trouble of actually reading a book an ...more
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