Tuesday, September 2, 2008

In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto

Michael Pollan's Twelve Commandments for Serious Eaters

1. Don't eat anything your grandmother wouldn't recognize as food

2. Avoid foods containing ingredients you can't pronounce

3. Don't eat anything that won't eventually rot

4. Avoid food products that carry health claims

5. Shop the peripheries of the supermarket; stay out of the middle

6. Better yet, buy food somewhere else: the farmers' market or CSA

7. Pay more, eat less

8. Eat a wide variety of species

9. Eat food from animals that eat grass

10. Cook, and if you can, grow some of your own food

11. Eat meals and eat them only at tables

12. Eat deliberately, with other people whenever possible, and always with pleasure

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