One of the New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of the Year Winner of the James Beard Award
Author of How to Change Your Mind
and the #1 New York Times
Bestsellers In Defense of Food
and Food Rules
What should we have for dinner? Ten years ago, Michael Pollan confronted us with this seemingly simple question and, with The Omnivore's Dilemma,
his brilliant and eye-opening exploration of our food choices, demonstrated that how we answer it today may determine not only our health but our survival as a species. In the years since, Pollan's revolutionary examination has changed the way Americans think about food. Bringing wide attention to the little-known but vitally important dimensions of food and agriculture in America, Pollan launched a national conversation about what we eat and the profound consequences that even the simplest everyday food choices have on both ourselves and the natural world. Ten years later, The Omnivore's Dilemma
continues to transform the way Americans think about the politics, perils, and pleasures of eating.
"'When you can eat just about anything nature has to offer, deciding what you should eat will inevitably stir anxiety, ' Pollan writes in this supple and probing book. He gracefully navigates within these anxieties as he traces the origins of four meals--from a fast-food dinner to a "hunter-gatherer" feast--and makes us see, with remarkable clarity, exactly how what we eat affects both our bodies and the planet. Pollan is the perfect tour guide: his prose is incisive and alive, and pointed without being tendentious. In an uncommonly good year for American food writing, this is a book that stands out." --from The New York Times Book Review's "10 Best Books of 2006"