|Amy||Date: Wednesday, 2013-06-12, 1:17 AM | Message # 1|
|I definitely recommend this book to Michael Pollan fans and all fans of Fast Food Nation, Food, Inc, and Supersize me. This book takes a closer look on humanity's ever-increasing decision to turn towards food "processing" instead of food "preparing". Taking an innovative and sympathetic approach to the kitchen, Pollan shows us we can once again discover the joys of cooking. Actual cooking, mind you, instead of buying prepackaged food and heating it up. By aptly titling his sections "Fire", "Earth", "Water", and "Air", Pollan breaks down the mysteries of home-cooked mysteries that were familiar to our older relatives. He brings us back to a simpler time (albeit throwing in a few hilarious comments about the oppression of the kitchen domesticity) and shows us we are more than food processing. By urging us to take the more difficult way out instead of letting those who specialize in fast food take the lead, Pollan outlines the benefits of independence and health. This book is a great read, filled with shocking allusions and lighthearted anecdotes.