Don’t eat anything your grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.

May 6, 2008 | By | Comments (1)

Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma and In Defense of Food (and subject of the Enlightened Cook column in our June 2007 issue), speaks at Google’s headquarters about why we should be eating locally grown, organic, unprocessed foods. If you haven’t read one of the books above, you should. This guy turned me into the rabid locavore food activist I am today.

It’s a long talk (almost an hour), but well worth watching. What Pollan’s message boils down to is: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." I especially like his advice about unhealthy snacks like french fries—you can eat them whenever you want, provided you make them from scratch yourself.


  1. Alysha

    Thanks for posting this, I can’t wait to watch. I have read In Defense of Food and am almost to the end of The Omnivore’s Dilemma. Both books have really changed the way I look at food and shopping for groceries. I am currently avidly researching local/organic/sustainable food buying choices in my area and hope to begin blogging about my adventures this summer. My parents happen to live about 20 minutes from Polyface Farms and I can’t wait to visit and take a look for myself. Who knew I would find reading about corn, manure and mushrooms so fascinating? So glad to see Cooking Light blogging again!

    May 7, 2008 at 8:27 pm

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