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    DescriptionMichael Pollan's "In Defence of Food" is a simple invitation to junk the science, ditch the diet and instead rediscover the joys of eating well. This book is a celebration of food. By food, Michael Pollan means real, proper, simple food - not the kind that comes in a packet, or has lists of unpronounceable ingredients, or that makes nutritional claims about how healthy it is. More like the kind of food your great-grandmother would recognize. By following a few pieces of advice (Eat at a table - a desk doesn't count. Don't buy food where you'd buy your petrol!), you will enrich your life and your palate, and enlarge your sense of what it means to be healthy and happy. It's time to fall in love with food again. "Brings home the real wonder of eating food". ("Sunday Times"). "Instantly makes redundant all diet books and 99 per cent of discussions around healthy eating...Sense, at last". ("Daily Mail"). "Pollan invites us to grab our pots and pans and cook some real food for dinner". ("Time Out"). "Read this witty book for a healthier life and diet". ("The Times"). "Eminently sensible". (Fay Maschler, "Keynote"). "A must-read ...satisfying, rich ...loaded with flavour". ("Sunday Telegraph"). For the past twenty years, Michael Pollan has been writing about the places where the human and natural worlds intersect: food, agriculture, gardens, drugs, and architecture. His most recent book, about the ethics and ecology of eating, is "The Omnivore's Dilemma", named one of the ten best books of 2006 by the "New York Times" and the "Washington Post". He is also the author of "The Botany of Desire", "A Place of My Own" and "Second Nature".


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    Title
    In Defence of Food
    Subtitle
    The Myth of Nutrition and the Pleasures of Eating
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Pollan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 190 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141034720
    ISBN 10: 0141034726
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HEA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T9.4
    BIC subject category V2: VFMD
    DC22: 613.2
    BISAC V2.8: HEA017000
    Ingram Subject Code: DI
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14510
    Thema V1.0: MBNH3, VFMD
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    07 May 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    For the past twenty years, Michael Pollan has been writing about the places where the human and natural worlds intersect: food, agriculture, gardens, drugs, and architecture. His most recent book, about the ethics and ecology of eating, is The Omnivore's Dilemma, named one of the ten best books of 2006 by the New York Times and the Washington Post. He is also the author of The Botany of Desire, A Place of My Own and Second Nature.
    Review quote
    'If you're prone to pondering the nutritional advice we're spoon-fed by 'experts', this book is a very necessary antidote' Timeout 'In Defence of Food ... instantly makes redundant all diet books and 99 per cent of discussions around healthy eating' Daily Mail 'Read this witty book for a healthier life and diet' Times 'Eminently sensible' Evening Standard 'His approach is steeped in honesty and self-awareness. His cause is just, his thinking is clear, and his writing is compelling' Washington Post