More on The Omnivore’s Dilemma

One of the things about reading a book like the Omnivore’s Dilemma is that suddenly you start to notice things around you in life that the book is pointing out. I’m always amazed by these little coincidences. I think there should be a term for this phenomenon.

The book described some interesting tidbits about Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids. You hear about Omega 3 fatty acids all the time, but I never knew much about Omega 6 fatty acids. Then I saw an article about both. I read it. It provided more interesting information on the topic. If I wasn’t reading the Omnivore’s Dilemma I probably never would have read the article. I never would have noticed it or maybe I just wouldn’t have cared.

In the book the author goes to pick mushrooms. I didn’t realize that people did this on a regular basis. But it turns out my friend Adam does. He brought a huge mushroom to dinner—and we had all the concerns raised in the book about whether it was poisonous. The […]

More on The Omnivore’s Dilemma2017-09-12T19:31:57-04:00

Finished The Omnivore’s Dilemma

I finally finished the Omnivore’s Dilemma. Loved it. Although the last chapter waned a little philosophical for my taste, I’d recommend this book. And if you’re not a reader then I’d recommend the movie Food, Inc.

What I loved about both is that they don’t fear monger (although the trailer in the link above makes it look like the movie does). Instead they educate, and in the book Pollan asks very important questions even of himself and his own beliefs.

But now the real question is will I change any of my food choices. I sure want to. Pollan doesn’t ask you to make any changes, but if you read the book and don’t come away thinking about potential change, I’d venture to say you’re not human.

I’ve already made some changes and in our society it can be hard. A few months back in an attempt to cut back on processed food, I stopped buying cereal. But then I ate more eggs and oatmeal—oatmeal that is process and comes out of a box.

Finished The Omnivore’s Dilemma2017-09-12T19:31:58-04:00

Omnivore’s Dilemma

My first book of 2011 is the Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan. I’m really enjoying it, but scared by the end that I’m not going to want to eat anything that was made in America.

To be continued…

Omnivore’s Dilemma2014-08-04T18:02:55-04:00