5 Things From Reading The Omnivore’s Dilema
Great book. Probably you’ve heard of it. Deservedly one of the NYT Review of Books Top 10 for 2006. I also recommend browsing Michael Pollan’s site where he links to lots of online lectures and podcast interviews.
So here’s some decisions/ideas that came about as a result of reading The Omnivore’s Dilemma.
- No more supermarket eggs for me.
- Maybe wild mushroom hunting isn’t really so scary.
- I will always love corn, but it is difficult now to look at a delicious, grilled ear of corn or a slice of cornbread or a bowl of corn chowder the same way.
- Those .99 cent cheeseburgers don’t really cost .99 cents–spread the word.
- How does eating local scale to feed more than just an elite handful of the relatively wealthy and/or an extremely dedicated and hard-working subset of the population? Is “local” and “scale” actually an oxymoron?
Next on my list is a similar book, Against The Grain, by Richard Manning. What I think was an excerpt from the book was published in Harper’s as The Oil We Eat, and I’m really looking forward to the full length treatment.