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    DescriptionIn a culture of celebrity chefs and food reality shows, in countries which are crammed with fresh ingredients flown in from every corner of the Earth, we nonetheless year-on-year wade ever deeper into a great swamp of processed foods. The more we watch food on television, the less food we actually prepare and cook. Michael Pollan's marvellous new book is a clarion-call for the virtues and values of proper cooking - an essential, defining human activity which sits at the heart of our cultures, shapes family life and is in itself hugely enjoyable. Pollan recreates the transformative fundamentals of how we cook, building from the most basic principles: cooking with fire, cooking with water, cooking with air and cooking with earth. Cooked is an extremely funny and surprising plea to Pollan's readers to take control of their own fates and revel again in what should be a lifetime's engagement with the almost magical activity of making food. And it is, of course, about so much more - how cooking can transform both how we think about ourselves and about our families and friends.


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    Title
    Cooked
    Subtitle
    A Natural History of Transformation
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Pollan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 480
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 233 mm
    Thickness: 40 mm
    Weight: 631 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781846148033
    ISBN 10: 1846148030
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: FOO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T16.0
    BIC subject category V2: WBA, MBNH3
    Libri: ENGM5740
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14630
    Libri: GESU1500
    BISAC V2.8: CKB000000, MED060000
    DC23: 641.5
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    ALLEN LANE
    Publication date
    02 May 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London