Thursday, April 24, 2008

The Omnivore's Dilemma: A natural history of four meals by Michael Pollan (2006)

Although I only got a short ways in the book, it was more than enough to get a good taste of the book. What I read concerned the crazy plant corn, which was taking over the world, or at least becoming a primary ingredient in many of our foods (and not always in a healthy way - like as high fructose corn syrup).

It was whimsical and insightful, while also being thought-provoking. It was an enjoyable read but as it was also thoughtful, it was not something one could quickly read through. Instead, the book needs to be put down after a short time to allow time for the words and thoughts to digest.

I hope to pick it up again some day.

1 comment:

Cindy said...

did you use the words "taste" and "digest" on purpose? Just curious. I'm having fun seeing what you've been reading...