Reviews of The Omnivore’s Dilemma
Reading Pollan's book, it's hard to avoid the conclusion that the food industry has confined many Americans to their own urban feedlots, in which they have grown obese, ill, and uncurious about the source or nutritional quality of their food.
Pollan is a gardener, a cook and an uncommonly graceful explainer of natural science; this is the book he was born to write.
I doubt that there is a book which succeeds more than The Omnivore' s Dilemma -- with its richness of information, eloquence of address, and integrity of moral purpose -- in rendering visible, and presenting for a "different" style of ethical reflection, that "profound engagement" with our world which eating represents.
In all of his books, including this one, Pollan brings lucid and rich prose to the table, an enthusiasm for his topic, interesting anecdotes, a journalist's passion for research, an ability to poke fun at himself, and an appreciation for historical context.
Michael Pollan's new book might indeed be life-changing.
Michael Pollan's outstanding "The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals" is a wide-ranging invitation to think through the moral ramifications of our current eating habits.
This is simply one of the best books ever written about the state of our food. Everyone who cares about what we eat should read this book.
A far-reaching and disturbing exploration of America's food production and consumption.
An incisive and insightful look at the American diet that, like any good meal, consists of different yet complementary parts that blend in a satisfying, filling, nourishing and enjoyable whole.
The Omnivore's Dilemma may be the first book that offers on its menu a heady mix of ethics, philosophy, sociology, market economics, history and plain old kitchen smarts.