How do we decide what?s for dinner? Michael Pollan, long a favorite of Elliott Bay and other readers, and author of the new The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals (Penguin Press), takes us through three avenues of food production (industrial, organic, hunter-gatherer) to demonstrate connections between us and our ongoing transformation of the natural world. "Pollan (whose previous books include The Botany of Desire) examines what he calls 'our national eating disorder' (the Atkins craze, the precipitous rise in obesity) in this remarkably clearheaded book. It's a fascinating journey up and down the food chain...You'll certainly never look at a Chicken McNugget the same way again." - Publishers Weekly.
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Added by joshc on April 9, 2006