The Omnivore's Dilemma: The Secrets Behind What You Eat by Michael Pollan (2007, Penguin; 450 pages)
The question of what to have for dinner has confronted us since man discovered fire. But as Michael Pollan explains in this revolutionary book, how we answer it now, as the dawn of the twenty-first century, may determine our survival as a species. Packed with profound surprises, The Omnivore's Dilemma is changing the way Americans thing about the politics, perils, and pleasures of eating.
This is a great read about food and the evolutions it has endured. Pollan describes it all, from industrial agriculture to sustainable farming to hunter-gatherer lifestyles. It's entertaining and readable, as well as very informative.
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