I first read Michael Pollan's book Food Rules last summer after he appeared on Oprah, and after I watched the documentary Food, Inc. on public television. Both opened my eyes to what my family is eating and/or not eating.
I did a little shopping at Barnes & Noble yesterday and picked up these two copies. Yes, I've already read Food Rules, but I have yet to read In Defense of Food. Reading about where our food comes from along with what food we are eating that really isn't "food", just fascinates me.
I'm a dork.
But, hey, at least I'm knowledgeable about our food system.
This book is an easy, quick read that is short, simple and to the point. Here are a few "rules" he gives out:
"Don't eat anything your grandmother wouldn't recognize as food"
"Don't eat anything with more than 5 ingredients, or ingredients you can't pronounce"
"Don't buy food where you buy your gasoline"
"Eat meals together, at normal times"
Who wants a chance to win a copy of Food Rules? I am not being sponsored by Pollan, nor the publisher, I am just being generous.
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