I’m always interested in food, our relationship to food, and how to make my relationship to food healthier. Because of that, I’ve had Food Rules by Michael Pollan on my to-read list for a while.
The copy I borrowed from the library was a 2011 edition with beautiful illustrations by Maira Kalman and I highly recommend reading that edition. (Granted, I don’t know what the other edition looks like but I’m blindly declaring this one better.)
Pollan is a journalist who wrote In Defense of Food and then boiled down the truths he learned in writing that book for Food Rules. If science and research and statistics are your thing, read In Defense of Food. If you just want the bottom line and his lessons, get Food Rules.
Food Rules shares simple yet profound reminders about how we should eat, why we should eat, and where we should eat. Some of his reminders have become so commonplace you’ll feel you’ve heard them before and now you’ll have a source to credit.
Michael Pollan’s Food Rules is short and simple. It’s an enjoyable read that makes you think about food differently. The hard part is the follow through no matter how much sense he makes. (Also, this would be a book I’d purchase a copy of because reading it more than once or revisiting it every few months would be helpful and encouraging.)