"Because of the power of his prose and his reasoning, "Cooked "may prove to be just as influential as Pollan's seminal book, "The Omnivore's Dilemma.".. The results are fascinating, but the magic of "Cooked" lies not in its ability to unlock the secrets of slow-roasting a whole hog or brewing beer... No, what Pollan pulls off is even more impressive: He manages to illuminate the wealth of connections that stem from our DIY time in the kitchen."
"--The Washington Post"
"As in "The Omnivore's Dilemma," Pollan is never less than delightful, full of curiosity, insight, and good humor. This is a book to be read, savored, and smudged with spatterings of olive oil, wine, butter, and the sulfuric streaks of chopped onion."
"The book's surplus of fascinating tidbits--about everything from barbecue (which Pollan connects to ritual animal sacrifice) to the mysterious workings of bread yeast -- makes it a feast for intellectual omnivores." - "Entertainment Weekly"
"Through cooking, Pollan argues, we clear a space, allowing ourselves not only to consider our sometimes troubled bond with nature but to reestablish our ties to one another, and to become makers instead of consumers. "Cooked "is a potently seductive invitation to discover--or rediscover--our most primal connection to the natural world." - "Bookforum"
"Spurred by a number of objectives--improving his family's general health, connecting with his teenage son, and learning how people can reduce their dependence on corporations, among others--Pollan ("The Omnivore's Dilemma; In Defense of Food")d
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'It's not often that a life-changing book falls into one's lap ... Yet Michael Pollan's Cooked is one of them.' SundayTelegraph
'This is a love song to old, slow kitchen skills at their delicious best' Kathryn Huges, GUARDIAN BOOKS OF THE YEAR
The New York Times Top Five Bestseller - Michael Pollan's uniquely enjoyable quest to understand the transformative magic of cooking
Michael Pollan's Cooked takes us back to basics and first principles: cooking with fire, with water, with air and with earth.
Meeting cooks from all over the world, who share their wisdom and stories, Pollan shows how cooking is at the heart of our culture and that when it gets down to it, it also fundamentally shapes our lives.
Filled with fascinating facts and curious, mouthwatering tales from cast of eccentrics, Cooked explores the deepest mysteries of how and why we cook.