Reviews of Reviews

The Anxiety of Eating

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.

Dining Dilemmas: How Shall We Then Eat?

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.

You Are What You Read

Michael Pollan's new book might indeed be life-changing.

Paradise Sold: What are you buying when you buy organic?

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.

Children of the Corn

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.

We Are What We (Blindly) Eat

A far-reaching and disturbing exploration of America's food production and consumption.

Food for thought: What we eat can be not only nourishing, but edifying as well

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.

Up and Down the Food Chain

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.

Deconstructing Dinner

His supermeticulous reporting is the book's strength -- you're not likely to get a better explanation of exactly where your food comes from.

The Omnivore’s Dilemma

You could call this book the foodie Guns, Germs, and Steel.