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Michael Pollan

Food Writer and Activist, Author of The Omnivore's Dilemma, In Defense of Food

Michael Pollan appears in the following:

Michael Pollan on Cooking

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Michael Pollan explains that cooking is the most important thing we can do to help reform the American food system to make it more sustainable and healthier and improve the health and well-being of individuals. He discusses how fire, water, air, and earth transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink. In his new book Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation, he tracks his effort to master cooking with the four elements: learning from a North Carolina barbecue pit master, a Chez Panisse–trained cook, a celebrated baker, several master fermenters.

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Guest Picks: Michael Pollan

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Michael Pollan was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about how cooking transforms nature into culture (and dinner). He also told us what his favorite comfort food is and about love of Cracker Jacks!

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Michael Pollan's Illustrated Food Rules

Monday, January 02, 2012

Michael Pollan talks about the latest edition of his book Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual, this one includes illustrations by Maira Kalman. It’s a guide for eaters, which presents rules for eating wisely, many drawn from a variety of ethnic or cultural traditions. He discusses local food, organic food, the cost of food, the benefits of cooking at home, and how he came up with the food rules he recommends.

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Michael Pollan's Illustrated Food Rules

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Michael Pollan talks about the latest edition of his book Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual, this one includes illustrations by Maira Kalman. It’s a guide for eaters, which presents rules for eating wisely, many drawn from a variety of ethnic or cultural traditions. He discusses local food, organic food, the cost of food, the benefits of cooking at home, and how he came up with the food rules he recommends.

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Dish on GMOs

Monday, February 21, 2011

Michael Pollan, food activist and author, sheds light on the Dept. of Agriculture's approval of GMO foods and lack of labeling on food themselves 

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Michael Pollan on Leonard's 25th Anniversary at WNYC

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Author Michael Pollan talks about his favorite thing about sitting down for an interview with Leonard, and his favorite moment on the show.

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Food Rules

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food, talks about his new pocket-sized guide for eaters. Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual, presents rules for eating wisely, many drawn from a variety of ethnic or cultural traditions.

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Junior Omnivores

Thursday, November 26, 2009

What do kids need to know about food? Michael Pollan, food activist and author, explains the personal and global health implications of food choices to a younger audience in his new book,The Omnivore's Dilemma for Kids: The Secrets Behind What You Eat.

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Food and Sports

Thursday, November 26, 2009

It’s all about food and sports on a special Thanksgiving Day Brian Lehrer Show. Food writer Michael Pollan on what kids need to know about food, a conversation about the cult of the butcher, how to throw an anxiety-free dinner party, football great Warren Moon, tennis legend Monica Seles, and ...

Junior Omnivores

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Michael Pollan, food activist and author, explains the personal and global health implications of food choices to a younger audience in his new book,The Omnivore's Dilemma for Kids: The Secrets Behind What You Eat.

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Street Life

Thursday, October 22, 2009

30 Issues in 30 Days continues with a look at where the NYC mayoral candidates’ stand on the creation of bike lanes and public plazas where cars used to have right of way. Andrea Bernstein talks about Grand Street and other hot spots in the debate ...

Michael Pollan: Cooking Shows Replace Actual Cooking

Friday, July 31, 2009

Cooking shows are becoming more and more popular. But while people love to watch shows like "Top Chef," they don't actually go into their own kitchens to chop, boil or bake. Food writer Michael Pollan talks about how the rise in TV food shows has turned cooking into a spectator sport.

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Watch a video of Spike battle it out with a fellow contestant on Top Chef.

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Food Inc.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Food writer Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food, and Robert Kenner, the director of the new documentary Food INC., discuss the upcoming film. Food INC. opens this Friday at Film Forum.

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What's The Big Idea?

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

It's a day of big name guests and big ideas. Kirsten Gillibrand gives her first interview with WNYC since becoming New York Senator. Then, Noam Chomsky, food writer Michael Pollan, and the controversial Dock Street development project in DUMBO.

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Food Rules with Michael Pollan

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Many cultures have passed down all kinds of wisdom about food and how to eat properly. Michael Pollan, author of In Defense of Food wants to know your “food rules” are. Do you still follow your parents’ advice that you should eat your vegetables or clear your plate? Do ...

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Web Bonus: Michael Pollan

Friday, April 10, 2009

Michael Pollan is a food journalist who's made waves criticizing America's eating habits. His latest book is In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto. Kurt spoke with Pollan about the lures and hazards of the organic bandwagon.

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Fab Cab Follow Up: Michael Pollan

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Food writer Michael Pollan got numerous mentions for Agriculture Secretary in The Brian Lehrer Show Fab-Cab nomination process. He says government agricultural policy promotes a diet that makes us fat and sick, and discusses what food policy he'd like to see under the Obama administration.

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Cornucopia

Thursday, November 27, 2008

The Brian Lehrer Show listener-favorite for Agriculture Secretary Michael Pollan discusses the future of food policy under an Obama administration. Junot Diaz explores masculinity and magic within the Dominican community. Plus, highlights from the best New York Post headlines ever. And, your essay entries for This I Believe.

Web Bonus: Michael Pollan

Friday, November 21, 2008

Michael Pollan is a food journalist who's made waves criticizing America's eating habits. His latest book is In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto. Kurt spoke with Pollan about the lures and hazards of the organic bandwagon.

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Fab Cab Follow Up: Michael Pollan

Monday, November 17, 2008

Food writer Michael Pollan got numerous mentions for Agriculture Secretary in the BL Show Fab-Cab nomination process. He discusses what food policy he'd like to see under the Obama administration.

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