In Defense of Food:An Eater's Manifesto

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2008-01
版次: 1
ISBN: 9781594201455
定价: 156.30
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正文语种: 英语
  • Humansusedtoknowhowtoeatwell,Pollanargues.Butthebalanceddietarylessonsthatwereoncepasseddownthroughgenerationshavebeenconfused,complicated,anddistortedbyfoodindustrymarketers,nutritionalscientists,andjournalists-allofwhomhavemuchtogainfromourdietaryconfusion.Asaresult,wefacetodayacomplexculinarylandscapedensewithbadadviceandfoodsthatarenot"real."These"ediblefoodlikesubstances"areoftenpackagedwithlabelsbearinghealthclaimsthataretypicallyfalseormisleading.Indeed,realfoodisfastdisappearingfromthemarketplace,tobereplacedby"nutrients,"andplainoldeatingbyanobsessionwithnutritionthatis,paradoxically,ruiningourhealth,nottomentionourmeals.MichaelPollan'ssensibleanddecidedlycounterintuitiveadviceis:"Don'teatanythingthatyourgreat-greatgrandmotherwouldnotrecognizeasfood."

    WritingInDefenseofFood,andaffirmingthejoyofeating,Pollansuggeststhatifwewouldpaymoreforbetter,well-grownfood,butbuylessofit,we'llbenefitourselves,ourcommunities,andtheenvironmentatlarge.Takingaclear-eyedlookatwhatsciencedoesanddoesnotknowaboutthelinksbetweendietandhealth,heproposesanewwaytothinkaboutthequestionofwhattoeatthatisinformedbyecologyandtraditionratherthanbytheprevailingnutrient-by-nutrientapproach.

    InDefenseofFoodremindsusthat,despitethedauntingdietarylandscapeAmericansconfrontinthemodernsupermarket,thesolutionstothecurrentomnivore'sdilemmacanbefoundallaroundus.

    Inlookingtowardtraditionaldietstheworldover,aswellasthefoodsourfamilies-andregions-historicallyenjoyed,wecanrecoveramorebalanced,reasonable,andpleasurableapproachtofood.MichaelPollan'sbracingandeloquentmanifestoshowsushowwemightstartmakingthoughtfulfoodchoicesthatwillenrichourlivesandenlargeoursenseofwhatitmeanstobehealthy. |||MichaelPollanistheauthoroffourpreviousbooks,includingTheOmnivore'sDilemmaandTheBotanyofDesire,bothNewYorkTimesbestsellers.AlongtimecontributortoTheNewYorkTimes,heisalsotheKnightProfessorofjournalismatBerkeley.
  • 内容简介:
    Humansusedtoknowhowtoeatwell,Pollanargues.Butthebalanceddietarylessonsthatwereoncepasseddownthroughgenerationshavebeenconfused,complicated,anddistortedbyfoodindustrymarketers,nutritionalscientists,andjournalists-allofwhomhavemuchtogainfromourdietaryconfusion.Asaresult,wefacetodayacomplexculinarylandscapedensewithbadadviceandfoodsthatarenot"real."These"ediblefoodlikesubstances"areoftenpackagedwithlabelsbearinghealthclaimsthataretypicallyfalseormisleading.Indeed,realfoodisfastdisappearingfromthemarketplace,tobereplacedby"nutrients,"andplainoldeatingbyanobsessionwithnutritionthatis,paradoxically,ruiningourhealth,nottomentionourmeals.MichaelPollan'ssensibleanddecidedlycounterintuitiveadviceis:"Don'teatanythingthatyourgreat-greatgrandmotherwouldnotrecognizeasfood."

    WritingInDefenseofFood,andaffirmingthejoyofeating,Pollansuggeststhatifwewouldpaymoreforbetter,well-grownfood,butbuylessofit,we'llbenefitourselves,ourcommunities,andtheenvironmentatlarge.Takingaclear-eyedlookatwhatsciencedoesanddoesnotknowaboutthelinksbetweendietandhealth,heproposesanewwaytothinkaboutthequestionofwhattoeatthatisinformedbyecologyandtraditionratherthanbytheprevailingnutrient-by-nutrientapproach.

    InDefenseofFoodremindsusthat,despitethedauntingdietarylandscapeAmericansconfrontinthemodernsupermarket,thesolutionstothecurrentomnivore'sdilemmacanbefoundallaroundus.

    Inlookingtowardtraditionaldietstheworldover,aswellasthefoodsourfamilies-andregions-historicallyenjoyed,wecanrecoveramorebalanced,reasonable,andpleasurableapproachtofood.MichaelPollan'sbracingandeloquentmanifestoshowsushowwemightstartmakingthoughtfulfoodchoicesthatwillenrichourlivesandenlargeoursenseofwhatitmeanstobehealthy.
  • 作者简介:
    |||MichaelPollanistheauthoroffourpreviousbooks,includingTheOmnivore'sDilemmaandTheBotanyofDesire,bothNewYorkTimesbestsellers.AlongtimecontributortoTheNewYorkTimes,heisalsotheKnightProfessorofjournalismatBerkeley.
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