The Omnivore’s Dilemma is a book I’m glad I’ve read. It gives thought, science, and analysis to the food we do or don’t eat every day. It is less brutal than that of ‘Fast Food Nation’ but still provides enlightenment and makes you think about diet and the foods that we eat every day.
Perhaps it’s Pollan’s prose or just actual experience (or a little of both) but he romanticizes food in a way I’ve not yet experienced until now. Because of that I felt drawn to everything he was saying and doing.
The book is broken up by different ways of eating: factory, holistic, vegetarian (briefly), and hunter/gatherer (or what every paleo person thinks they are trying to accomplish; it is just not possible unless you are hunting and gathering your own food). I may have missed something here but these are the ones that hit home. He manages to stay objective the whole time just delivering the information as he experiences it.
I have great respect for this man, this book, and most importantly, a new found respect for the food that I eat.
I recommend this to anyone who wants to know more about the food we eat.