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Michael Pollan wants you to cook

Kai Ryssdal interviews Michael Pollan about Cooked. Listen here. 

NPR’s Weekend Edition, Michael Pollan gets elemental in Cooked

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Michael Pollan Predicts a Food Culture Revolution

Michael Pollan: We’re just at the beginning of something that’s going to be very big. And I think if we look in our food supply in 10 or 20 years, we’re going to be very surprised at how much change has come about. That’s Michael Pollan, best known for his book The Omnivore’s Dilemma. Like

Is Eating Scientifically Good For You?

Author Michael Pollan, who wrote The Omnivore’s Dilemma, is making a case against what he calls “eating scientifically.” Michael Pollan: There is so much biochemistry on display in the supermarket today, it’s kind of wild. I mean, where else in your life do you use so much biochemistry? He’s talking about breakdown of foods into

In Defense of Food

“Eat food. Mostly plants. Not too much.” As manifestos go, it’s hardly “Workers of the world unite!” But for Michael Pollan, that little piece of grandmotherly wisdom is a long overdue counter-revolutionary rallying cry for reclaiming how we eat. In his last book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Michael Pollan looked at how we procure and prepare

Author Comes to Natural Food’s ‘Defense’

Author Michael Pollan discusses his latest book, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto. He boils his philosophy of nutrition down to seven words: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” Pollan suggests that people can improve their health by following relatively simple rules, such as: “Don’t eat anything that your great-grandmother would not recognize

Food Fight

BROOKE GLADSTONE: For decades, the consumption of news has complicated our consumption of – food. Nowadays, what we buy to eat is determined by shifting health studies. Carbs are good for you. No, they’re bad. Fats make you fat. No, they don’t. And food labels only increase our confusion. Michael Pollan, journalist and professor of

‘In Defense of Food’ Author Offers Advice for Health

“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” That’s the advice journalist and author Michael Pollan offers in his new book, In Defense of Food. “That’s it. That is the short answer to the supposedly incredibly complicated and confusing question of what we humans should eat in order to be maximally healthy,” Pollan tells Steve Inskeep.

Michael Pollan’s Food for Thought

By guest host Anthony Brooks: If we accept the old adage that you are what you eat, then Michael Pollan has some unsettling news: we are mostly processed corn that walks. That’s one of his conclusions in his new book, “The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals.” Another is that America has a

Michael Pollan on The Omnivore’s Dilemma

In his new book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, journalist and writer Michael Pollan argues that many Americans suffer from a national eating disorder based on super-sized, corn-fed diets. Listen to the interview here.