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Netflix Documentary Series: Cooked

Explored through the lenses of the four natural elements – fire, water, air and earth – Cooked is an enlightening and compelling look at the evolution of what food means to us through the history of food preparation and its universal ability to connect us. Highlighting our primal human need to cook, the series urges a return to the kitchen to reclaim our lost traditions and to forge a deeper, more meaningful connection to the ingredients and cooking techniques that we use to nourish ourselves.

In Defense of Food on PBS

The PBS documentary In Defense of Food takes viewers on a fascinating journey to answer the question: What should I eat to be healthy? Cutting through confusion and busting myths and misconceptions, the film shows how common sense and old-fashioned wisdom can help us rediscover the pleasures of eating and avoid the chronic diseases so often associated with the modern diet.

Michael Pollan on NBC Nightly News

Michael Pollan discusses whether buying organic food is always worth the extra cost.

Past Public Appearances 2008-2009

December 8, 2009; San Francisco, CA. Jewish Community Center. November 4, 2009; San Francisco, CA. City Arts & Lectures. In conversation with Wendell Berry October 16, 2009, San Rafael, CA. Bioneers. October 14, 2009, San Luis Obispo, CA. Fundraiser for Cal Poly’s Sustainable Agriculture Resource Center. September, 30, 2009, Berkeley, CA. Zellerbach Hall. UC Berkely’s

Petaluma, CA

Copperfield’s Bookstore at SEED Bank

Campbell, CA

Silicon Valley Reads

San Francisco, CA

SF Ferry Building, Farmer’s Market

Bellingham, WA

Western Washington University

Pullman, WA

Washington State University

Houston, TX

Lecture at the Progressive Forum. 7:30 pm at the Wortham Center, Cullen Theater.