Pollan on What to Eat

It’s a sign. As I write this post, two of Michael Pollan’s books – The Botany of Desire and The Omnivore’s Dilemma have randomly been spat out into the right column there by the LibraryThing widget.

And Pollan, the doyen of food writing, is back in a big way this week – his fantastic, and latest, piece in the NY Times Magazine is the most emailed article at the moment. Read about the rise of ‘nutritionism” here. If his thoughts leave you wanting more, you could do worse than turn to Harvey Levenstein, who has been thinking about nutritionism since Pollan lost his milk teeth.