The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
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The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

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Today, buffeted by one food fad after another, America is suffering from what can only be described as a national eating disorder. Will it be fast food tonight, or something organic? Or perhaps something we grew ourselves? The question of what to have for dinner has confronted us since man first discovered fire. But, as Michael Pollan explains in this revolutionary book, how we answer it now, at the dawn of the twenty-first century, may determine our survival as a species. Packed with profound surprises, The Omnivore' s Dilemma is changing the way Americans think about the politics, perils, and pleasures of eating.

Title:The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
Edition Language:English
ISBN:1594200823
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:451 pages

    The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals Reviews

  • Anita
    Feb 03, 2008

    Michael Pollan is a journalist, and an omnivore, curious about where the food he puts in his mouth comes from. In the book he follows four meals from the very beginning of the food chain to his plate....

  • Lisa Vegan
    Dec 09, 2007

    I was resistant to reading this book because I’m not an omnivore, and also I thought that Pollan’s book The Botany of Desire was brilliant and I suspected I would not feel as fond of this one, whi...

  • Ryan
    Dec 27, 2010

    I liked Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma so much that I searched goodreads reviews for reasons not to like it.Let me explain.Whenever a really influential book like this comes out, there's a pr...

  • Tien
    Oct 06, 2007

    This is a really good book that gets only two stars because it gets annoying. He starts by taking a fascinating look at corn and our very odd decision to be continually dependent on it. And then he wa...

  • Imogen
    Aug 08, 2010

    Wow, it seems like a lot of people didn't notice that this kinda sucked! Weird. It read to me like he wrote The Botany of Desire, decided that that framework- a loose structure in which he can just ta...

  • Sara
    Oct 13, 2007

    Man, this book is great. The best book I read last year, easily. Mushrooms, chicken slaughter, sustainability, french fries, soul-searching questions, it's all here. Just read it already. Okay, if tha...

  • Trevor
    Nov 07, 2008

    I love food. I really love food. I believe it is one of the most fascinating cultural facts in our lives. I particularly love food that is taken as meals and then the words that gather about meals –...

  • Patrick Gabridge
    Mar 30, 2007

    I thoroughly enjoyed The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan. He's been one of my favorite writers, ever since I read A Place of My Own, some years ago. And I stumble across stories by him in the New...

  • Laura
    Dec 13, 2007

    He makes some good points but in the end, it smacks of well-off white man over simplifying an incredibly complex issue. What the book has going for it is that it's a best seller, especially to the fau...

  • Jason Koivu
    Feb 10, 2014

    After reading books like these, I'm not sure what to eat anymore. Michael Pollan, a sort of food journalist, doesn't always give you the kind of clear-cut answers you'd like if you're reading books li...