One of the New York Times Book Review’s Ten Best Books of the Year
Winner of the James Beard Award
Author of #1 New York Times Bestsellers In Defense of Food and Food Rules
Today, buffeted by one food fad after another, The us is suffering from what can only be described as a national eating disorder. Will it be fast food tonight, or something organic? Or perhaps something we grew ourselves? 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 first light of the twenty-first century, may resolve our survival as a species. Packed with profound surprises, The Omnivore’s Catch 22 situation is changing the way Americans thing about the politics, perils, and pleasures of eating.
“Thoughtful, engrossing … You are not likely to get a better explanation of exactly where your food comes from.”
–The New York Times Book Review
“An eater’s manifesto … [Pollan’s] cause is just, his thinking is clear, and his writing is compelling. Be careful of your dinner!”
–The Washington Post
“Outstanding… a wide-ranging invitation to think through the moral ramifications of our eating habits.”
–The New Yorker
“If you ever thought ‘what’s for dinner’ used to be a simple question, you can change your mind after reading Pollan’s searing indictment of today’s food industry-and his glimpse of a few inspiring alternatives…. I just loved this book such a lot I did not want it to end.”
-The Seattle Times
Michael Pollan’s newest book Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation–the story of our most trusted food expert’s culinary education–used to be published by The Penguin Press in April 2013.