Food Rules

An Eater's Manual

Pollan, Michael

Book - 2009
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Food Rules
#1 New York Times Bestseller A definitive compendium of food wisdom Eating doesn't have to be so complicated. In this age of ever-more elaborate diets and conflicting health advice, Food Rule s brings welcome simplicity to our daily decisions about food. Written with clarity, concision, and wit that has become bestselling author Michael Pollan's trademark, this indispensable handbook lays out a set of straightforward, memorable rules for eating wisely, one per page, accompanied by a concise explanation. It's an easy-to-use guide that draws from a variety of traditions, suggesting how different cultures through the ages have arrived at the same enduring wisdom about food. Whether at the supermarket or an all-you-can-eat buffet, this is the perfect guide for anyone who ever wondered, "What should I eat?" "In the more than four decades that I have been reading and writing about the findings of nutritional science, I have come across nothing more intelligent, sensible and simple to follow than the 64 principles outlined in a slender, easy-to-digest new book called Food Rules: An Eater's Manual , by Michael Pollan." --Jane Brody, The New York Times "The most sensible diet plan ever? We think it's the one that Michael Pollan outlined a few years ago: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." So we're happy that in his little new book, Food Rules, Pollan offers more common-sense rules for eating: 64 of them, in fact, all thought-provoking and some laugh-out-loud funny." -- The Houston Chronicle " It doesn't get much easier than this. Each page has a simple rule, sometimes with a short explanation, sometimes without, that promotes Pollan's back-to-the-basics-of-food (and-food-enjoyment) philosophy." -- The Los Angeles Times "A useful and funny purse-sized manual that could easily replace all the diet books on your bookshelf." --Tara Parker-Pope, The New York Times Michael Pollan's newest book Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation --the story of our most trusted food expert's culinary education--was published by The Penguin Press in April 2013.

Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2009
ISBN: 9780143116387
Branch Call Number: 613.2 P771f 2009
Characteristics: xx, 140 p. :,18 cm


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Michael Pollan shares his 64 food rules - his ideas for eating better - in this short, simple book.

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Nov 16, 2014
  • modis01 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Short simple advice, but not as compelling or well written as his other reads. Prefer Omnivore's Dilemma and Cooked.

Jun 13, 2012
  • KremenaTobin rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Delightful and very informative book!Love it!Great size to carry with you too!

May 07, 2012
  • KileyP rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This book must have been a breeze for Michael Pollan to write - it sure was a breeze to read! Sort of a summary of his In Defense of Food, this almost-pocketbook (it's almost small enough to keep on hand throughout the day!) provides you quotes, anecdotes and moer about how we should focus (or not focus) our eating. From old wives tales to etiquette rules, Mr. Pollan really has created an easy manifesto for "good" eaters everywhere. Remember: Eat food, not a lot, mostly plants!

Jan 13, 2012
  • elviralupsa rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This little book is great but it deserves only 3 starts because it is only a summary (quick and easy to read) of Michael Pollan awesome book: In Defense of Eating. If you are lazy read this one, if you want more details and a better read go to In Defense of Eating instead.

Aug 17, 2011
  • cmills10 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Fantastic book for sensible eating. Loss the diet and just stick to these rules. This is a pocketbook of the rules that were explained in "In defense of food".

Aug 13, 2011
  • Bill_R rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Short form of the conclusions from his previous book, which explains how after millennia of successful human diets we Americans have managed to embrace a diet that causes deadly diseases.

Entertaining yet to-the-point: "Eat food. Mostly plants. Not too much." He has great rules for recognizing food.

Jul 19, 2011
  • Jennmro rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A quick 20 minute read that manages to simplify and clarify the mountains of information out there about what we should be eating for optimum health. I loved this book and highly recommend it! Its humerous, helpful, and I only wish I'd read it sooner.

Jul 13, 2011
  • HereHere rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is a joyful and very light read. Gives you some ideas to ponder about what food means in your life.

May 26, 2011

Most weight loss and nutrition books throw in a lot of big words and complicated theorys to try and impress you with how smart they are, whereas this book keeps it simple and proves itself beautifully.

May 26, 2011

An adorable yet scholarly and informative book. It took me two days to read the whole thing and I loved every bit of it. :)

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