THE OMNIVORE'S DILEMMA: A NATURAL HISTORY OF FOUR MEALS

THE OMNIVORE'S DILEMMA: A NATURAL HISTORY OF FOUR MEALS

By: Pollan, Michael

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What should we have for dinner?" To one degree or another this simple quest ion assails any creature faced with a wide choice of things to eat. Anthrop ologists call it the omnivore's dilemma. Choosing from among the countless potential foods nature offers, humans have had to learn what is safe, and w hat isn't--which mushrooms should be avoided, for example, and which berrie s we can enjoy. Today, as America confronts what can only be described as a national eating disorder, the omnivore's dilemma has returned with an atav istic vengeance. The cornucopia of the modern American supermarket and fast -food outlet has thrown us back on a bewildering landscape where we once ag ain have to worry about which of those tasty-looking morsels might kill us. At the same time we're realizing that our food choices also have profound implications for the health of our environment. The Omnivore's Dilemma is b estselling author Michael Pollan's brilliant and eye-opening exploration of these little-known but vitally important dimensions of eating in America. Pollan has divided The Omnivore's Dilemma into three parts, one for each of the food chains that sustain us: industrialized food, alternative or "organic" food, and food people obtain by dint of their own hunting, gathering, or gardening. Pollan follows each food chain literally from the ground up to the table, emphasizing our dynamic coevolutionary relationship with the species we depend on. He concludes each section by sitting down to a meal--at McDonald's, at home with his family sharing a dinner from Whole Foods, and in a revolutionary "beyond organic" farm in Virginia. For each meal he t.

Title: THE OMNIVORE'S DILEMMA: A NATURAL HISTORY OF FOUR MEALS

Author Name: Pollan, Michael

Categories: Food & Drink,

Publisher: Penguin Press: 2006

ISBN Number: 1594200823

ISBN Number 13: 9781594200823

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good/Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000028638