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Upcoming Event: Michael Pollan Lecture in SF

ImageMichael Pollan will be speaking in San Francisco on May 1st in a lecture entitled, “The Omnivore’s Solution: In Defense of Food.” 

Here’s the event description from City Arts:

For the past twenty years, Michael Pollan has been writing books and articles about the places where the human and natural worlds intersect: food, agriculture, gardens, drugs and architecture.  An “ethical-eating guru” and fierce advocate of sustainable agriculture and living, Pollan is one of the most compelling voices on subjects ranging from environment to business to health.  He is the author of In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto, The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World, Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual, and Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation.  Pollan teaches at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. This program is a lecture titled The Omnivore’s Solution: In Defense of Food.

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Michael Pollan on Colbert Tonight!

Tonight, Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma and In Defense of Food, will appear on The Colbert Report tonight. After seeing Colbert antagonize Mark Bittman, I can’t wait to see him grill Pollan.  I’ll be watching, fo’ sho’.

Watch: 11:30pm EST on Comedy Central

Michael Pollan on NPR

I just listened to a great episode of NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, with Michael Pollan as a guest. Also great, comedian Paula Poundstone’s debate with Pollan about whether a ring-ding (not to be confused with a ding-dong) qualifies as real food (less than 5 ingredients): “Devil’s food cake, that’s one. Creamy filling…two. And chocolate coating! That’s only 3!” Definitely worth a listen.

“To sum up his work, he says ‘Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.’ Which, of course, is entirely un-American.”- Host, Peter Sagal

“We’re very confused about food…What other species needs experts to tell them how to eat?” – Michael Pollan

You can download episodes of Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! here or on iTunes, for free.

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