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May Book Review: Food Rules (Kindle Edition)


Food Rules by Michael Pollan, 2009.

This short guide based on “a deep reservoir of food wisdom out there” is a book for foodies and non-foodies alike. Big science words are used apologetically, but this book aims to be comprehensible to a mainstream audience. Less about science and nutrition, more plain common sense, this is a pretty easy read. This book should be read in schools. Imagine a generation of people with proper food wisdom.

Stress on the importance of real, live and even fermented foods, with meat used to flavor a dish, rather than as the main event.

As someone who always spends her paycheque on good food, my favorite quote that is mentioned in this guide would have to be: “Better to pay the grocer than the doctor”.

I found Pollan to be far from preachy, and shares what I’m sure you already kind of know – but might have forgotten – about food. Perhaps food scientists will disagree. Whether you live by these food rules, or just file them away for detox days, this knowledge cannot harm. Do yourself a favor.

Book reviews:

For those that have just joined, as part of my year’s resolutions (read more books) I hoping to read and review a food related book every month during 2012.

January Book Review: A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg

February Book Review: Don’t Try This At Home: Culinary Catastrophes from the world’s greatest cooks and chefs Edited by Kimberly Witherspoon and Andrew Friedman

March Book Review: East of Eden by John Steinbeck

April Book Review: Toast: A Story of a Boy’s Hunger by Nigel Slater

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I am Genie, a graphic designer/photographer obsessed with food and bunnies. I live in Whanganui, New Zealand with my husband, The Koala and our two rabbits, Kobe and Bento. I write about my hedonistic ways and I love the mantra "Eat well, travel often". I prefer not to write about myself in third person.

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