Category Archives: Nonfiction – Food and Cooking

A Review of Michael Pollan’s Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation

I’ve been holding off on this review because I wanted to be able to say that I had tried at least one of its recipes (be able to say it and not be lying, if that wasn’t obvious). Ha! For … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma (by Jill)

  Yes, I’m aware that I’m reading this book about nine years after the rest of the world discovered The Omnivore’s Dilemma. In my defense, I did purchase it when it was in the height of its popularity, but, well, … Continue reading

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A Review of John Durant’s The Paleo Manifesto: Ancient Wisdom for Lifelong Health (by Bethany)

I read this book not because I’m planning to go on the Paleo diet but because I thought (correctly) that it would affirm my general belief that the world has been screwy since the Industrial Revolution. (The world was screwy before … Continue reading

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In Which I Start Writing about Food and End up Writing about Books: A Review of The Pat Conroy Cookbook (by Bethany)

On page 239 of his cookbook, Pat Conroy writes that book critics are “mostly bulimic, rail-thin – no great appetites there.” I laughed uproariously (laughing uproariously is a very Conroyvian thing to do) when I read this statement: clearly Conroy … Continue reading

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