Quick Bit with Michael Pollan

Jan 20th, 2008 Posted in uncategorized | Comments Off on Quick Bit with Michael Pollan

I picked up The Omnivore’s Dilemma right before I started school. I’m sad that I haven’t finished reading it. I have lots of other reading that, while very enjoyable, interesting, and thought-provoking, seems a little more necessary and a little more like “work.” I still keep buying Michael Pollan’s books though.

He has a new book, In Defense of Food, An Eater’s Manifesto. I will likely buy a copy at the University Book Store which will give me a free ticket to hear Michael Pollan speak at Town Hall in Seattle.

In the mean time, here’s a snippet from an interview I ran across today:

I have eaten locally and seasonally for years now, although I used to supplement my farm share frequently. I would buy meat, cheese, fruit, out-of-season veggies, and loads of “pantry items.” I now find myself supplementing my farm share with less, although I frequently buy fruit. More importantly, I’m actively working to supplement it less. I’ll expound in a later post. I have lots of reading to catch up on right now!

Come back here you evil snack cake!

Aug 31st, 2007 Posted in uncategorized | Comments Off on Come back here you evil snack cake!

The folks at Free Range Studios (who also produced The Meatrix) have come up with a silly, biased, yet entertaining and short little video about the Farm Bill.

I also bumped into a really excellent podcast available from NPR’s Science Friday show. The podcast includes commentary by Michael Pollan and Marian Nestle, two authors I really enjoy. I haven’t been doing any reading for pleasure lately, but Pollan’s latest book is probably at the top of my “Must Read” list. As is the full text of the farm bill.