In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto by Michael Pollan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Ian and I had a lot of fun reading this book aloud to each other over the summer, and upon finishing it, I promptly bought and mailed a copy to my parents in hopes that they will enjoy it as much as we have.
This was the first book on food that didn't recommend one solution to all problems. Instead, it took apart the 'science' of nutrition and focused on what food actually is and how American culture has strayed from eating the right way (whole foods, local foods, nutritionally-dense foods, unprocessed foods, organic foods).
This book was refreshing in that it doesn't promote food fads but a healthy perspective of eating and food. I enjoyed Pollan's journalistic breakdown of the industry and his simple suggestions for returning to a healthier, more whole and natural way of eating.
I would highly recommend this book to everyone.
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