I just finished reading The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan. Often times I can get kind of cynical about “how to eat” books. Sometimes I feel like the same thing is said over and over again and that is not my idea of a great book. Sometimes I also feel like the “organic” mindset is a fad and the next one is just around the corner. So, needless to say I was a little skeptical going into the book. However, Michael Pollan really brought it around.
Likes: He took the journey to find out where his food came from, he did not just write what he had read somewhere else. He was very open about what he saw and how he felt about some of the things that go on in our food factories. I loved the q&a section in the back of the book. It showed you that he is not just a reporter or an advocate who is perfect in what he eats all the time but rather he enjoys some of the processed foods sometimes too. We are all human and all give in to the more processed items sometimes.
Dislikes: He would go off on bunny trails ever now and then. I found myself several times like, “wait what happened next?” and then finally getting back to that spot. The beginning of the book really gave off the impression that this was going to be a bashing but it turned around so I guess he redeemed himself lol.
Overall: It was a very interesting read and a very educational one. Definitely did not make me be like oh I have to never eat meat again, but it did make me think a little bit about where my food came from and the process in which I get it. I am definitely going to try and find more farmer’s markets this summer that is for sure!
I liked it. It is an interesting read for sure. If you are curious about where your food came from, I would recommend reading this book. It is very insightful.
Have you read this book? Let me know what you thought!