Wednesday, January 2, 2008

'In Defense of Food' coming to a food page near you

In post-holiday housekeeping and sorting, Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food came across my desk and will be featured in an upcoming Your Table. Pollan's latest book appears to be a rallying cry to food lovers everywhere. Much of what we eat today isn't really food at all, Pollan says, but rather junk trumped up to pass as food.

Far from being a food snob, Pollan is more of a food realist. Know what you eat, and don't eat garbage. So far, his voice has been the most consistent, on the national stage, to beat this drum.