'Omnivore's Dilemma' on Serious Eats

In Defense of Food

Generally positive reviews are starting to trickle in for Michael Pollan's new book In Defense of Food, which officially hit the shelves January 1. Following on the success of The Omnivore's Dilemma, In Defense of Food picks up where the former left off urging a return to simpler, whole-foods approach to eating. He gives us neatly-packaged mantras: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." And, "Don't eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn't recognize as food."... More

Are You Disconnected From What You Eat?

The Telegraph's Sally Peck discusses a tv special in the UK that's probably unlikely to make its way across the Atlantic: A full 90 per cent of us, according to a new BBC programme, buy our meat in neatly packaged blobs at the supermarket and thus remain disconnected from many of the moral issues surrounding the raising and killing of animals for human consumption.Last night on BBC Three, journalist Richard Johnson set about remedying our ignorance of the slaughter process in Kill it, Cook it, Eat it.In the programme, a film crew has taken over a small working abattoir and installed windows onto the slaughter room so guests can view the action close-up. An adjacent kitchen-dining room, with views onto... More

Eating Local Food When Eating Out In Los Angeles

"So, I'm one of those post "The Omnivore's Dillema" people who got all excited about eating local food and ethical meat and all that, but I haven't been able to find a good resource to help find "local food" restaurants here locally in L.A. Anyone have any favorites?" This thread on Chowhound is short but slowly turning into a great list for people in the L.A. area. [via Eat Local Challenge]... More

Tonight: Watch Michael Pollan and Whole Foods CEO John Mackey

Whole Foods CEO John Mackey and Michael Pollan, author of last year's bestselling The Omnivore's Dilemma are talking tonight at UC Berkeley's Wheeler Hall Auditorium after a presentation by Mackey called "The Past, Present, and Future of Food". There aren't any more tickets for the event but it will be a live webcast—it starts ten minutes before the event at 7 pm PST/10 pm EST. You can read more about how Mackey and Pollan's long-running conversation got started over at the Ethicurean.... More

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