Tag Archives: Michael Pollan

This week at the library: desire, war, and traditions

Dear readers: It’s been a slow start for February despite the miserable weather that keeps everyone indoors, possibly because I’ve spent the last week nursing a cold and it’s easier to watch movies than to coordinate book-holding, page-turning, and nose-tending … Continue reading

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The Botany of Desire

The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s Eye View of the World© 2001 Michael Pollan256 pages      Meander through your garden and ponder the meaning of life; such is the advice of Michael Pollan, who in The Botany of Desire … Continue reading

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In Defense of Food

In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto© 2009 Michael Pollan256 pages Michael Pollan’s seminal work, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, established that there’s no such thing as a free, or even a cheap, lunch.  The low-cost processed foods that the American diet … Continue reading

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