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On Reading (Part One)

Any faithful reader will by now recognize in me a habit to read rather a lot of one thing at a time. This had lead to some… 322 more words

Stephen King

Book Review: The Omnivore's Dilemma

The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

Author: Michael Pollan  (For more information on Michael Pollan, click here.)

Many of you may recall that I published a book review of Michael Pollan’s book,  2,648 more words

Interesting Views on the Western Diet 

I just finished reading Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food. Although this was for a school project, it was extremely interesting! It was all about healthy eating…right up my alley! 578 more words


The Botany of Desired Garments

“Honeybees favor the radial symmetry of daisies and clover and sunflowers, while bumblebees prefer the bilateral symmetry of orchids, peas, and foxgloves”

Michael Pollan
The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World… 80 more words


Fast Food that Ultimately Slows us Down

This essay will explore how primary discourses effect diet. How to eat is learned through primary discourses and social media. James Paul Gee explains that you have to learn about other discourses to fully understand your own, this is related to food when children leave the house and learn other ways of eating. 2,366 more words

Enero en la nieve / Snowed in January

No, no estoy en Buenos Aires muerta de calor (¡ojalá!). Después de la semana en Nueva York, nos vinimos por trabajo (no mío, de Mat) a Corning, un pueblito ínfimo, 400 kilómetros al noroeste. 899 more words

Libros / Books

Confused? Why is nutritional advice so contradictory?

Why in the world is nutritional and health advice so confusing and contradictory? How can best selling nutrition books – each with plenty of references – argue for such different things?I’ve outlined below a few of the main reasons we are all so confused about nutrition. 1,227 more words