Wednesday, January 13, 2010

"Food Rules"

Michael Pollan has written another book about food, only this time it is a list of 64 rules on how to eat right.

"Food Rules: An Eater's Manual" is a guide for the dietarily-challenged. A compilation of advice from "folklorists, anthropologists, doctors, nurses, nutritionists and dietitians 'as well as a large number of mothers and grandmothers' and even online submissions, it is organized in three sections according to his now well-known mantra: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."

It offers healthy, and often humorous, rules on how to choose what we eat, and also seeks to bring our attention back to the cultural wisdom of old that has been overshadowed (if not replaced) by the food science of today (click here for more):

(One of my faves: "It's better to pay the grocer than the doctor." -John Forti's Italian grandmother)



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