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.


Michael Pollan

Comments [4]

Amy from Manhattan

Kry, I live in an apt., & I keep the food I'm going to compost in emptied chip bags in the fridge & take it to the Greenmarket to be composted. It actually can be done in an apt., but I couldn't use that much compost by myself. The Lower East Side Ecology Center collects garbage for compost at many Greenmarkets (

Jan. 02 2012 12:55 PM
Kry from queens my apartment building? Not going to work. Sit down lunches...that my employer will fire me for. This is upper middle class advice. Yet another thing giving those with privilege, a sense of moral superiority about that privilege.

Jan. 02 2012 12:38 PM
Amy from Manhattan

But we didn't really switch to a low-fat diet. See the answer to "Claim #4," in the 3rd column on p. 3 of the issue of the Center for Science in the Public Interest's "Nutrition Action":

Jan. 02 2012 12:19 PM
Brenda from New York City

I enjoy Mr. Pollan's perspective and his writing. Particularly during these weeks of "Eat This Not That" I look forwarded to hearing about real food and celebratory eating!

Jan. 02 2012 09:27 AM

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