Food Rules: An Eater's Manual

Food Rules An Eater s Manual A DEFINITIVE COMPENDIUM OF FOOD WISDOMEating doesn t have to be so complicated In this age of ever elaborate diets and conflicting health advice Food Rules brings a welcome simplicity to our daily de

  • Title: Food Rules: An Eater's Manual
  • Author: Michael Pollan
  • ISBN: 9780143116387
  • Page: 324
  • Format: Paperback
  • A DEFINITIVE COMPENDIUM OF FOOD WISDOMEating doesn t have to be so complicated In this age of ever elaborate diets and conflicting health advice, Food Rules brings a welcome simplicity to our daily decisions about food Written with the clarity, concision and wit that has become bestselling author Michael Pollan s trademark, this indispensable handbook lays out a setA DEFINITIVE COMPENDIUM OF FOOD WISDOMEating doesn t have to be so complicated In this age of ever elaborate diets and conflicting health advice, Food Rules brings a welcome simplicity to our daily decisions about food Written with the clarity, concision and wit that has become bestselling author Michael Pollan s trademark, this indispensable handbook lays out a set of straightforward, memorable rules for eating wisely, one per page, accompanied by a concise explanation It s an easy to use guide that draws from a variety of traditions, suggesting how different cultures through the ages have arrived at the same enduring wisdom about food Whether at the supermarket or an all you can eat buffet, this is the perfect guide for anyone who ever wondered, What should I eat

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      Michael Pollan is an American author, journalist, activist, and professor of journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, where he is also the director of the Knight Program in Science and Environmental Journalism.Excerpted from.

    753 thoughts on “Food Rules: An Eater's Manual”

    1. More an article than a review, but thanks for reading it.APERITIF to the bookDid you know about the neurons in your stomach? Have you gotten over your incommoded phobia with death: defying, defeating and fighting it, then get back to learning and observe the reason why your brain is actually in your stomach. Get reacquainted with oxidation in the greater scheme of things. What is born must die. So determine the rules of creation. Constant renewal to sustain balance in nature, cannot be sidestepp [...]


    2. A tiny book—I read it in the span of the bus ride downtown to my mother’s house. I wouldn’t pay the $11.00 price for this book, but it was fun to get from the library and read.Some of my favorite rules:Avoid foods you see advertised on televisionEat only foods that have been cooked by humansIt’s not food if it arrived through the window of your carIt’s not food if it’s called the same thing in every language. (Think Big Mac, Cheetos or Pringles.)Eat animals that have themselves eaten [...]


    3. Watch out, folks, this is a variation on the drunken book review called the "my doctor prescribed me syzzurp" review. The M.D.P.M.S. review. An appropriate acronym on so many levels! So, I have been sick for a month. No exaggeration; a month. I thought I could tough it out like a champ and avoid the combined cost of a doctor's visit, medication, and missing work. That is, until I woke up at 8 this morning withokay, do you remember that scene in Freddy's Dead: The (totally not final) Final Nightm [...]


    4. I read this super short book at lunch, upon the recommendation of a gorgeous 72 year old woman who claimed to be married to "the hottest 80 year old you've ever seen." Granted, I read it while eating ramen, but I <3 Michael Pollan and the IDEA of eating well.


    5. I have had “The Protein Power Lifeplan” on one of my kitchen shelves for over ten years now and I read it regularly as it gives sound advice on how to eat healthily.However, when I saw “Food Rules – An Eater’s Manual” and read the review, I knew that I had to have this and purchased it on a whim yesterday. I then decided to briefly look at it on my Kindle with a view to reading it at a future date. Did that happen? No, of course it didn’t. The fates had something else in store for [...]


    6. So I get the feeling everyone in the world that still reads newspapers in some form knows Michael Pollan's work in some form. He's a journalist who started to make food his thing, wrote the heady Omnivore's Dilemma (that I got for last birthday but since I had not read it and the wife had, she gave it to the used book store and that was okay then, but now I wish I had it to begin reading) and plenty of articles and versions of this book, the first of which came out in maybe 2009? Anyway, I was a [...]


    7. My rating is based on a combination of a)the book's content; and b)the book's usefulness to me. The usefulness is what brings it to a higher rating. I've been studying health and nutrition on my own for many years now, so the content was not new to me. I bought the book to have on hand for motivation and reminders of what I already know. The way the information and "rules" are presented makes it perfect for keeping me on the healthy path. I read the entire book in a little over an hour and marke [...]


    8. This book was a super quick read with 64 "food rules" which each had a paragraph or two explaining them in more detail. It has some great reminders and a few new ideas. Some of my favorites are:Avoid food products that make health claims (you shouldn't have to advertise how healthly something is), Eat only food that will eventually rot, Treat meat as a flavoring, Eat all the junk food you want as long as you cook it yourself (fries, ice cream, pies are all harder to make and highly processed, yo [...]


    9. What a delightful read! The art was absolutely charming and was completely in keeping with the light, upbeat, positive approach that the author followed. Some of the rules were fairly obvious, but who doesn't need a little reminder now and then! Other rules were more introspective such as #65 Give Some Thought to Where Your Food Comes From. The corollary of this notion is to be grateful for your food. The author notes a Zen blessing: "This meal is the labor of countless beings. Let us remember t [...]


    10. This book is an "abridged" version of Pollan's book "In Defense of Food" and gives excellent advice about what to eat and not to eat as far as being natural and healthy. He's not an extremist; but, what he says makes good sense. He advises that if it comes through a car window, it's not food. If your food is made in a plant rather than coming from a plant, you shouldn't eat it. He mentions "edible food-like substances" which is very reminisent of another book I've read in the last couple of year [...]


    11. I read this (before reading all the reviews here which outlined how short it is, how recycled the material was, &c &c) and was so dissatisfied I returned the Kindle book to for a refund. Shame on you, Pollan. Shame on you, publishing industry for publishing such a tiny (and expensive) "book." It was like a cross between calendar notes and a blog post. Recommended to no one.


    12. A deceptively simple book of "food rules" which are both thought provoking and amusing-don't eat food y our grandmother wouldn't recognize, don't buy food advertised on TV, don't buy food that has to advertise that it's healthy. Not militant, the suggestion is to try making changes in each section. The illustrations by Maira Kalman surely enhance the book. Delightful


    13. This morning, instead of chowing down on a big bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch or Frosted Flakes like I normally do, I reached into the way back of my refrigerator and found a container of greek yogurt. I chased it down with a banana and felt very virtuous. This morning, before hauling myself out of bed, I read Michael Pollan's short, sweet Food Rules, which is basically a distillation of his two other food-related books, The Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food (in fact, I think pretty much [...]


    14. The huge number of books and articles written on nutrition, diets and health would suggest achieving a healthy lifestyle is difficult and complex. It’s not. Indeed Michael Pollan has simplified it into seven words…Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.What could be simpler?You still want more information and insight? Then get Food Rules: An Eater's Manual, a book which can be read in under an hour and expands upon the wisdom of the three simple statements above through 64 rules sorted into t [...]


    15. A very concise little book about what's become of our food and what we really should eat. The book can be boiled down to seven words and three sections: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." Each brief chapter is a food rule with a short explanation. Rules are mostly common sense, but they are a good reminder to pay attention to the food we eat and what's been done to it. Some example rules:Eat Food."Don't eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn't recognize as food.""Avoid foods you see ad [...]


    16. Clever little book. . . . Michael Pollan has written a book of rules about eating, with brief text elaborating the statements. On first glance, it looks like a slight volume with little substance to it. However, it turns out to be a pretty interesting book.In his introductory comments, the author notes a few undeniable truths--Western diets (e.g processed foods and meats, lots of fat and sugar, etc.) lead to lots of health problems; traditional diets tend to be healthier than the so-called Weste [...]


    17. As an attempt to lose weight through a rather intensive workout regimen and counting calories has not gone as well as hoped, I decided it was time to start looking more at what I am eating, as opposed to monitoring how much. A couple I know recently lost a lot of weight (him 80+ lbs her 25+) by eating clean. They cut out processed foods and meat. Because of their great success, I just had to ask questions. The number one question for me was whether they had to count their calories while eating c [...]


    18. Derivative.Save yourself some time and go to the source ::The Anatomy of Melancholyor, for you fast-paced cyber=junkies, an html all your own!themillions/2014/11/th



    19. I'm a fan of Michael Pollan's. Not because I have read any of his books (well, now I've read this--and I'll be reading In Defense of Food), but I've heard him interviewed several times on NPR. He makes so much SENSE!! I borrowed this book from a friend TODAY (Thanks, Liz), and read it TONIGHT. It's that quick and easy a read. Basically, it's a list of 64 rules for eating food (not 'edible foodlike substaces, i.e. processed foods, foods containing high fructose corn syrup, etc.). Everything total [...]


    20. If you scan the stacks of your local bookstore, you'll find hundreds of diet & nutrition books, each one written by an "expert" who spouts scientific research to assure you that his book contains the secret to good nutrition. Although there is a lot of good material out there, they all suffer from two shortcomings: 1) Tunnel vision-- where the author can't see or glosses over other research or perspectives and 2) Lack of Humility-- in not acknowledging how little we really do understand abou [...]


    21. (review in English below)Este livro consiste em 64 regras simplistas que supostamente ajudarão quem as seguir a comer duma forma saudável. Apesar de ser claramente dirigido ao público americano, muitos destes conselhos são também aplicáveis à Europa ocidental, tendo em conta a quantidade assustadora de alimentos processados que a maioria das pessoas consome. Muitas das regras têm origem em provérbios antigos, nos costumes das avós e nas dietas tradicionais de vários povos. A que achei [...]


    22. أول كتاب أقرؤه في هذا الباب، يدور حول ماذا وكيف نأكل؟الكتاب بسيط للغاية، وهو يلخص قراءات وأبحاث الكاتب في مجموعة قواعد واضحة ومباشرة يمكن تطبيقها على الفورليس هدف الكتاب بناء الوعي حول أهمية الالتزام بما جاء به من نصائح، أو حول أهمية أن نكون على دراية بما نأكله وأثره على أجس [...]


    23. Common Sense and FoodFinallyWith the over proliferation of diet books and "food wisdom" suffocating our culture Michael Pollan's books are a breath of fresh air. Written as a follow up to The Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food, Food Rules: An Eater's Manual is a collection of common sense eating guidelines for people who want to remove themselves from the industrial food chain and move towards a more traditional way of eating actual food. Pollan breaks down his philosophy of eating into s [...]


    24. Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.Some favorite quotes:"This is why many of the rules in this book are designed to help you avoid heavily processed foods - which I prefer to call "edible foodlike subtances.""Avoid food products containing ingredients that no ordinary human would keep in the pantry.""Ethoxylated diglycerides? Cellulose? Xanthan gum? Calcium propionate? Ammonium sulfate? If you wouldn't cook with them yourself, why let others use these ingredients to cook for you?""Eat foods m [...]


    25. What he says and what he writes make sense to me. I try to follow his advice. Actually, I have been striving to do so long before this book. My favorite rule?Never consume anything your grandmother wouldn't recognize as food.


    26. My first experience with Michael Pollan wasn’t a food book, but a book on architecture. I was amazed at how accessible and interesting this journalist could be on a topic that otherwise might not interest me. I suppose that explains why his first book on food – Omnivore’s Dilemma – was real easy to get through: who would have thought that pages and pages of corn could be so interesting.When his second food book – In Defense of Food – came out, I picked it up in hardback because I was [...]


    27. 143 - 2012Intinya sih sama dengan buku In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto. Eat Food. Not Too Much. Mostly Plants.Jadi, apa yang sebaiknya kita makan? Makanan tentu saja, bukan batu bata. Tapi bagaimana? Mari kita tuliskan 64 aturan dalam buku ini di sini (ini spoiler apa bukan sih?), dan apakah aku melakukannya dengan benar (saat ini): 1. Mengkonsumsi makanan. Ya iyalah. Checked.2. Jangan mengonsumsi sesuatu yang tidak dianggap makanan oleh nenek buyut Anda. Checked.3. Hindari produk makan [...]


    28. I remember when I got to the end of Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma thinking, "Well, what the hell CAN I eat, then?" Although the mental image of that potato farmer covered in fertilizer did stick, to the point that I started growing my own potatoes, I was pretty much done with Pollan lecturing me on how everything I buy in a supermarket contributes to the destruction of Planet Earth, and will probably give me cancer besides. I can handle bad news, but not with every mouthful.So I skippe [...]


    29. I love Michael Pollan.My favourite rules are:#52 Have a Glass of Wine with Dinnerand #74 Don't Get Your Fuel from the Same Place Your Car Does"Gas stations have become "processed corn stations": ethanol outside for your car and high-fructose corn syrup inside for you. Don't eat here."The illustrations by Maira Kalman are gorgeous.


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