Are You a Food Outlier?

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 day.