What to Eat

What to Eat

THe book delivers what the title promises. Marion Nestle dissects the grocery store, tells you how to navigate it and how to make smart food choices even when faced with marketing pressure.

  • As much about the right way to eat as the joy of eating, Pollan's book is made even more digestible by the whimsical illustrating talent of Maira Kalman. A marvelous gift get for even those who aren't self-identified as "foodies.... As much about the right way to eat as the joy of eating, Pollan's book is made even more digestible by the whimsical illustrating talent of Maira Kalman. A marvelous gift get for even those who aren't self-identified as "foodies."

  • Think you know the difference between natural and organic? Think corporate farming and organic produce the same results? After reading this book I felt like I had just completed a college course. It's now listed among the top 2... Think you know the difference between natural and organic? Think corporate farming and organic produce the same results? After reading this book I felt like I had just completed a college course. It's now listed among the top 20 most important books I've ever read... and it's (believe it or not) entertaining.

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  • An intelligent discussion about food, what we eat and where it comes from. There's a lot of excited handwaving that happens about food - should you eat local, vegan, organic, macrobiotic - and this book actually takes a measured ... An intelligent discussion about food, what we eat and where it comes from. There's a lot of excited handwaving that happens about food - should you eat local, vegan, organic, macrobiotic - and this book actually takes a measured look at the politics and reality of food. Pollan is quite good and this is perhaps his best book. Entertaining and informative.

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  • Great movie. A must watch. Food, Inc. examines the costs of putting value and convenience over nutrition and environmental impact.

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  • Michael Pollan is a genius. This book followed his other bestseller: An Omnivore's Dilemma. "In Defense of Food" discusses America's obsession with nutrition when the answer to health really boils down to Pollan's simple mantra: "... Michael Pollan is a genius. This book followed his other bestseller: An Omnivore's Dilemma. "In Defense of Food" discusses America's obsession with nutrition when the answer to health really boils down to Pollan's simple mantra: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." It's a funny look at the American food industry that takes you up and down the aisles of processed foods (which isn't the whole food he is referring to in his mantra) promising different things. Definitely gives you a fresh look at the food and nutrition industry.

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  • I hate my lawn. I hate mowing it and watching all the moths and crickets try to flee. It's turned my into a despiser of dandelions and purchaser of pesticides. It is the scourge of my summer. I cringe to think of the poisons and e... I hate my lawn. I hate mowing it and watching all the moths and crickets try to flee. It's turned my into a despiser of dandelions and purchaser of pesticides. It is the scourge of my summer. I cringe to think of the poisons and energy that go into maintaining little suburban lots. I would much rather love it- revel in it's smells and taste it's bounty. Fritz Haeg details the problems with lawns and suggests just that. He he chronicles the creation of edible front gardens in 4 different climates and offers suggestions for creating your own.