Food Rules

Food Rules : An Eater's Manual

By (author) Michael Pollan


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#1 "New York Times" Bestseller A definitive compendium of food wisdom Eating doesn't have to be so complicated. In this age of ever-more elaborate diets and conflicting health advice, "Food Rule"s brings welcome simplicity to our daily decisions about food. Written with clarity, concision, and wit that has become bestselling author Michael Pollan's trademark, this indispensable handbook lays out a set of straightforward, memorable rules for eating wisely, one per page, accompanied by a concise explanation. It's an easy-to-use guide that draws from a variety of traditions, suggesting how different cultures through the ages have arrived at the same enduring wisdom about food. Whether at the supermarket or an all-you-can-eat buffet, this is the perfect guide for anyone who ever wondered, "What should I eat?" "In the more than four decades that I have been reading and writing about the findings of nutritional science, I have come across nothing more intelligent, sensible and simple to follow than the 64 principles outlined in a slender, easy-to-digest new book called "Food Rules: An Eater's Manual," by Michael Pollan." --Jane Brody, "The New York Times " "The most sensible diet plan ever? We think it's the one that Michael Pollan outlined a few years ago: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." So we're happy that in his little new book, "Food Rules, " Pollan offers more common-sense rules for eating: 64 of them, in fact, all thought-provoking and some laugh-out-loud funny." --"The Houston Chronicle" " It doesn't get much easier than this. Each page has a simple rule, sometimes with a short explanation, sometimes without, that promotes Pollan's back-to-the-basics-of-food (and-food-enjoyment) philosophy." --"The Los Angeles Times" "A useful and funny purse-sized manual that could easily replace all the diet books on your bookshelf." --Tara Parker-Pope, "The New York Times" Michael Pollan's newest book "Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation"--the story of our most trusted food expert's culinary education--was published by The Penguin Press in April 2013.

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 109.22 x 177.8 x 27.94mm | 136.08g
  • 01 Jan 2010
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Penguin USA
  • New York, NY
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 014311638X
  • 9780143116387
  • 1,819

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MICHAEL POLLAN is the author of six previous books, including "Food Rules," "In Defense of Food," "The Omnivore's Dilemma," and "The Botany of Desire," all "New York Times "bestsellers. A longtime contributor to "The New York Times Magazine," Pollan is the recipient of the James Beard Award and is also the Knight Professor of Journalism at Berkeley. In 2010, "Time" magazine named him one of the one hundred most influential people in the world. His most recent book, "Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation," was published by The Penguin Press in April 2013.

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Not as useful as it sounds

This book is basically a compilation of common sense food rules. Although the author says he is up to date with modern science on nutrition (whilst at the same time claiming that nutritionists don't seem to really know what they're talking about as it's such a young science) many of these rules are based on old wisdom. What this doesn't take into account is our grandparents and previous generations also ate so differently to us because they had less options! Overall they are mostly good useful rules but if you're interested in nutrition and have looked into different diets you will know a lot of this already. However if you haven't and want to know how to feed your children well or look after your general health then this a good book for more
by N McGuigan