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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Michael Pollan: Food Rules, Book Giveaway


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.

Each comment, will be a separate entry:
*U.S. residents only*
  • Tell me your favorite 'food rule'.
  • Follow Ally's Sweet & Savory Eats on Facebook.
  • Follow Ally's Sweet & Savory Eats on Twitter.
  • Follow me on Pinterest.
I will choose a random winner on Sunday, April 8th.  Think of this as my Easter gift to you!

Would you like to comment?

  1. Food rules at our house: 1) eat as many meals together as a family as we can (we normally do eat 5-6 meals together each week). 2) Make our own baby food versus buying the jarred baby food. 3) eat as many fruits and veggies in a day that we can 4) water, water, water!

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  2. Patricia CrowleyApril 4, 2012 at 2:26 PM

    My "food rule" is to eat more fresh veggies and protien rather than other starchy sides!

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  3. Patricia CrowleyApril 4, 2012 at 2:27 PM

    I Follow Ally's Sweet & Savory Eats on Twitter as @tcrowley122

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  4. Patricia CrowleyApril 4, 2012 at 2:27 PM

    I follow you on pinterest as tcrowley122

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  5. My favorite food rule is to follow the dirty dozen when it comes to buying organic food. I can't afford to do it all - so it's nice to have a list of what I should prioritize.

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  6. Healthy can be tasty, you just have to be willing to try!

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  7. #1 rule eat your veggies first then the treat...some days its the other way around :)

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  8. #1 rule eat your veggies first then the treat...some days its the other way around :)

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  9. My food rule is "Never argue with the cook."

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  10. And follow on Twitter @tiffanynico

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  11. And even though generic, I would say my favorite food rule would be getting the recommended amounts of veggies and fruits in in a day. I can feel such a difference when I eat less than more.

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  12. Thanks, Michael Pollan you give us new knowledge about Food Rules. That book would make us conscious with food rules.

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  13. Thanks, Michael Pollan you give us new knowledge about Food Rules. That book would make us conscious with food rules.

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  14. My favorite food rule ever - "I cook, you clean."

    Really though, we try to make every meal at home, from scratch. Sure it is a little work, but we can make sure to our meals are very balanced and delicious!

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  15. My favorite food rule is to eat dinner everyday as a family.

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  16. My food rule...Keep an open mind and try at least one bite.

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  17. Big food rule for me is minimum to no preservatives and eating together as a family.

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  18. My Favorite Food Rule- Don't eat anything that treats your body like a garbage can.

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  19. Following on Facebook,Twitter and Pinterest...favorite food rule: eat as close to the original state of the food as possible. In other words, very few preservatives and/or additives!

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  20. Healthy can be tasty, you just have to be willing to try!

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