Monday, November 7, 2011

Food Rules

It's funny; all the delights blogging can bring to your life.
Like this little book.


I am so excited TLC book tours gave me the chance to tell you about it.
If you eat; if you think; if you struggle with your weight;
if you simply want to be healthy: you really should read this book.

Author, Michael Pollan, has simplified his incredible body of work
into one immensely readable book of rules.


Like this one, written especially for people like me,
Treat treats like treats.
And this: Eat only foods that will eventually rot.

Just good, simple advice. The kind that makes you slap your head and say,
"Duh. Why didn't I think of that?"
I don't know, but I am sure glad he did.

What makes this book so special are the whimsical illustrations by Maira Kalman.
It's her art that makes you go back to the book again and again.
And, that's great because this is one set of rules it wouldn't hurt to memorize.

I hope you'll read this book, my friends.
You won't be sorry.

8 comments:

Joanna said...

This looks a great little book. I'll look out for it.

x

Debbie said...

This book changed the way that HHBL and I eat, what we eat, how I cook. It was excellent.

Just don't tell anyone about the KitKat that I had with my coffee this morning. I hang my head in shame.

Relyn said...

Debbie,
No shame about the Kit Kat. You were just following the last rule, "Break the rules sometimes." ;^)

Hausfrau said...

Wonderful--I'm a big fan both of writer and illustrator, so I'm sure I'll be reading this!

Marilyn said...

This would make good gifts for the holidays. Thanks so much for sharing it with us. I know I could reeeeally use it!

trish said...

I'm always working on treating treats like treats. They're so delicious it's sometimes hard to do!

Jeanie said...

Wonderful rules to live by -- I'm not familiar with this, but I am with him -- I'll put this one on the list!

susanna said...

Oh my gosh, I just saw the front cover of this cool book in a Canadian magazine this past week! And now here you are reviewing it! I think this coincidence is a sign that I must look it up at Barnes & Noble.

PS: I saw Maira Kalman at her art opening in Philadelphia a year or so ago. She's just as dry and funny in person as she is in her books - well, of course that makes sense, right? Anyhoo...you gotta like someone who wears a whimsical black hat as that.

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