Tuesday, March 4, 2008

michael pollan: omnivore, hero, hottie

after slogging through michael pollan's life-changing tome of an article in the new york times magazine last year, unhappy meals [get it? har, har.], i couldn't not buy the omnivore's dilemma, his even-longer book. it changed my life. and though i haven't yet gotten my hands on a copy of his newer book, in defense of food: an eater's manifesto, i am VERY eager to. so, if you're like me and you just can't get enough MPo, check out this interview from last month (oopsie!) and learn why eating almonds (probably) won't make you live forever.


aok said...

Julie, I read that article and have to agree, it was quite an ordeal, though worth it. It's his opening line in Unhappy Meals that sticks with me:

"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."

julie said...

yes! well, that is sort of at the center of his whole thing. you can't tell from this little picture, but the yellow tape around the head of lettuce on the cover of "in defense of food" has that mantra written on it. read the interview! it's short, but he mentions all of that.