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In Defence of Food: The Myth of Nutrition and the Pleasures of Eating

In Defence of Food: The Myth of Nutrition and the Pleasures of Eating

Celebrating food, this book means that real, proper, simple food - not the kind that comes in a packet, or has lists of unpronounceable ingredients, or that makes nutritional claims about how healthy it is.

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ISBN 9780141034720
Barcode 9780141034720
Published 29 June 2009 by Penguin
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Pollan, Michael
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ISBN-13 9780141034720
ISBN-10 0141034726
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date 29 June 2009
International Publication Date 7 May 2009
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Pollan, Michael
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Diets & Dieting
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 191g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
NBS Text Fitness & Diet
ONIX Text General/trade;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 613.2
Catalogue Code 63396

Description of this Book

'Brings home the real wonder of eating food' - Sunday Times . 'Instantly makes redundant all diet books and 99 per cent of discussions around healthy eating! Sense, at last' Daily Mail . This book is a celebration of food. By food, Michael Pollan means real, proper, simple food - not the kind that comes in a packet, or has lists of unpronounceable ingredients, or that makes nutritional claims about how healthy it is. More like the kind of food your great-grandmother would recognize. In Defence of Food is a simple invitation to junk the science, ditch the diet and instead rediscover the joys of eating well. By following a few pieces of advice (Eat at a table - a desk doesn't count. Don't buy food where you'd buy your petrol), you will enrich your life and your palate, and enlarge your sense of what it means to be healthy and happy. It's time to fall in love with food again. 'Pollan invites us to grab our pots and pans and cook some real food for dinner' - Time Out . 'Read this witty book for a healthier life and diet' - The Times . 'Eminently sensible' - Fay Maschler.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'If you're prone to pondering the nutritional advice we're spoon-fed by 'experts', this book is a very necessary antidote' Timeout 'In Defence of Food ... instantly makes redundant all diet books and 99 per cent of discussions around healthy eating' Daily Mail 'Read this witty book for a healthier life and diet' Times 'Eminently sensible' Evening Standard 'His approach is steeped in honesty and self-awareness. His cause is just, his thinking is clear, and his writing is compelling' Washington Post
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Michael Pollan is the author of five previous books, including In Defence of Food, a number one New York Times bestseller, and The Omnivore's Dilemma, which was named one of the ten best books of the year by both the New York Times and the Washington Post. Both books won the James Beard Award. A long-time contributor to the New York Times Magazine, he is also the Knight Profes-sor of Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley.

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