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Monday, November 7, 2011

Michael Pollan Interviewed on The Corbert Report About His New Book "Food Rules".

Amy's Food Rule No 87:  
Apple: Good.  
Apple Pie:  Better.  
Apple Pie  a La Mode:  Best.

Just in time for the eating season - that is, I mean the holiday season - author Michael Pollan has a new book available called Food Rules:  An Eater's Manual.  Pollan is the author of the best sellers In Defense of Food and The Omnivore's Dilemma and previously distilled the essence of eating into seven words:  Eat food.  Not too much.  Mostly plants.  Apparently we, the eaters of America, need more than this to drive the point home.  To that end, Pollan recently appeared on the Colbert Report  to talk about the new book.

During the interview, Pollan discusses the fact that (in the U.S. anyway) people eat for reasons other than hunger.  He says if you are hungry enough to want to eat an apple, then you actually are hungry.  And if you actually are hungry, eat an apple!

This is good advise and I'm going to check out Food Rules.  Still, rules must have exceptions.  I won't be following Mr. Pollan's apple rule on Thanksgiving day when, after the main meal is over and I am absolutely not hungry, I will still enjoy a big slice of homemade pecan pie.


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