Wednesday, January 13, 2010

"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”

There is an excellent piece in the New York Times, Tara Parker-Pope's interview with Michael Pollan, that's worth reading.

Strangely enough, the Times almost simultaneously ran a story "The New Age Caveman and the City," about people who attempt to emulate the dietary habits of our "Paleolithic ancestors." Raw meat, gorging and fasting, anyone?

The best piece I've read recently about food and modern dietary habits is a book I reviewed for The Internet Review of Books:
Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly
By James E. McWilliams

  • What's for dinner?
A sweet potato, garnished with pepper/onion salsa, two slices of five-whole-grain bread, a boiled egg, and two small pieces of dark chocolate.

image from Food Network

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