Sunday, August 8, 2010

Michael Pollan is the author of “In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto” and The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, which was named one of the ten best books of 2006 by both The New York Times and The Washington Post. In 2009, Pollan appeared in the documentary Food, Inc. and PBS's The Botany of Desire. He is a contributing writer to The New York Times Magazine. Pollan's new book, Food Rules: An Eater's Manual, has just been published. Learn more about the author at

Here are some of his really quirky food rules featured in the book.

Rule 20:
It's not food if it arrived through the window of your car.

Rule 21:
It's not food if it's called by the same name in every language (think Big Mac, Cheetos, or Pringles).

Rule 26:
Drink the spinach water.

Rule 32:
Don't overlook the oily little fishes.

Rule 36:
Don't eat breakfast cereals that change the color of the milk.

Rule 57:
Don't get your fuel from the same place your car does.

It makes for some really interesting reading. All it boils down really is, eat all the junk food you want as long as you cook it yourself!

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