'5 Second Rule' on Serious Eats

Are You a Food Outlier?

[Photograph: michaelpollan.com] Cheryl Sternman Rule has sparked some interesting discussion about how much we know about food and food issues and the point at which that knowledge turns us into food outliers: was out with a bunch of women, and the subject turned to healthful eating. I mentioned Michael Pollan's new book Food Rules. One woman said, "Who's Michael Pollan?" My eyes bugged, though just a little. I looked to my left, I looked to my right, I looked across the table—all blank stares. Who was out of touch—was it them, or was it me? Frankly, I don't know how you could avoid learning about Michael Pollan these days. But, then again, I'm on the food interwebs all damn... More

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