Michael Pollan has been called "an ethical-eating guru," "high priest of food," even a "food god." The food writer and journalist has authored several best sellers including Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food and he recently visited Charlotte to talk about his latest passion - cooking. His latest book Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation encourages us to put down the take-out menu and pick up a spatula and reclaim the precious art of cooking for our health and for the sake of our food system. We'll talk with him about eating, farming, cooking, what he calls "edible foodlike substances," agribusiness and some of his famous food rules, like - "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." Originally Aired 10/10/2013.
Michael Pollan - Author, journalist, activist, and professor of journalism at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Author of many books including Omnivore's Dilemma, Food Rules, In Defense of Food and his latest, Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation
Peter Reinhart - Chef on assignment at Johnson & Wales University