Booklist: Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual


By Michael Pollan

In Food Rules, Michael Pollan boils down the lessons from Omnivore’s Dilemma and In Defense of Food into a series of easy to digest and remember rules. A quick and easy read, this book provides invaluable advice on what, how, and how much to eat.

Amazon’s Editor’s say:
Michael Pollan, our nation’s most trusted resource for food-related issues, offers this indispensible guide for anyone concerned about health and food. Simple, sensible, and easy to use, Food Rules is a set of memorable rules for eating wisely, many drawn from a variety of ethnic or cultural traditions. Whether at the supermarket or an all-you-can-eat-buffet, this handy, pocket-size resource is the perfect guide for anyone who would like to become more mindful of the food we eat.

Why it changed my eating habits: This book gave me many useful and very easy to remember “rules” to hold in my mind with regard to food and the way my family eats. My favorite: “Pay more, eat less”. Another adage that has stuck with me: “If you’re not hungry enough to eat an apple, your not hungry.” If you’re short on time but looking to make a change in your families eating habits, this book is for you.

3 comments for “Booklist: Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual

  1. Corey
    August 26, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Michael Pollen spins his facts and presents them in a biased way similar to the way you say the big food marketing people do.

  2. Viki
    October 7, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    This is the book I read and then handed to all my family and friends to read too. Easy to quote. Love the rule: Don’t eat anything your Great Grandmother wouldn’t call food. My great grandma lived on a farm…enough said.

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