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.