Monday, April 13, 2009

The Omnivore's Dilemma - Another Must Read

Everyone pondering over the question which book to read next, here is your answer: Michael Pollan's "The Omnivore's Dilemma" is a brilliant account of our nation's food politics, eating habits and challenges of small-scale, sustainable agriculture. You will be surprised when Pollan (Professor of Science and Environmental Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley) traces down all the components that hide behind the unfamiliar sounding ingredient list of packaged foods, amused when he buys a steer to better understand the food chain and feeling hungry when he convinces a San Francisco friend of Italian origin to take him hunting in the San Francisco woods for wild pigs to be turned in home cured prosciutto.

"The Omnivore's Dilemma - a natural history of four meals" gives a deep insight into today's way America is eating by following three food chains: the industrial, the organic, and the hunter-gatherer.

A must read for every food conscious eater!

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