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Mini book review: Food Rules

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Here’s my first mini book review for April.  If I stay this busy, it might be mini book reviews forever.

Food Rules
An Eater’s Manual
by Michael Pollan

This slim, inexpensive little volume is really just an expansion of the popular slideshow from the NY Times that was published sometime last year.  He left out some of the sillier ones (don’t eat egg salad from a vending machine), and expanded a bit on some of the smarter ones (only eat desserts on days that start with an S).

This is a really fast read — I think it took me maybe one 30-minute sitting.  Some of my favorite “rules:”

“Plant a vegetable garden if you  have the space, a window box if you don’t.”

“Pay more.  Eat less.”

And my favorite: “The whiter the bread, the sooner you’ll be dead.”

So much good fodder for annoying things to say to my kids around the dinner table for the next 16 years.  Thanks Michael Pollan!

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One thought on “Mini book review: Food Rules

  1. like the mini book review… easy to read and got the good stuff fast! 🙂

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