Michael. Pollan’s. New. Book.

The foodie world has been abuzz about Michael Pollan’s newest book, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto.  Teased by its delicious catch phrase, “Eat food, not too much, mostly plants,” we’ve hungered to sit down with a mug of fair trade hot chocolate and dig in.

Well, it’s out.  The Jew & The Carrot review (with a special Jewish twist, of course) is on the way.  In the meantime, read an excerpt from the NY Times’ review below, and catch the whole review here.

“Goaded by “the silence of the yams,” Mr. Pollan wants to help old-fashioned edibles fight back. So he has written “In Defense of Food,” a tough, witty, cogent rebuttal to the proposition that food can be reduced to its nutritional components without the loss of something essential. “We know how to break down a kernel of corn or grain of wheat into its chemical parts, but we have no idea how to put it back together again,” he writes.

And if you’re in the New York area, join Hazon next Tuesday, January 8th for a reception and lecture with Michael Pollan and Dan Barber at the 92nd Street Y.  More info.

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