In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto

In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto

By Michael Pollan

The Penguin Press 2008, 246 pp., $21.95 (hardback)

This broadside attack on the current state of our food culture follows up Pollan's 2006 bestseller, The Omnivore's Dilemma (see our review in the March 2007 FM). This time, the bulk of Pollan's ire is directed at what he calls “nutritionism,” which he defines as a focus on nutrients rather than the foods that conta

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