Thursday, February 4, 2010

Food for thought

This little tome is so fresh and inspiring, you'll eat up every word of it. Michael Pollan proved his writing chops with The Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food. In Food Rules, he boils down today's glut of food information and misinformation into 64 easy-to-swallow tidbits that, if followed, will make a sizeable difference in your health and improve your quality of life. Simple, common-sensical and not weighed down with scientific jargon, they range from 'Avoid food products that contain more than 5 ingredients' to 'Eat your colors.' Nourishing the spirit is also on the menu: think farm stand veggies, family dinners and even homemade bread with real butter. Pollan reminds us that not only are we what we eat . . . we're how we eat, too.

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