“Do all your eating at a table. No, a desk is not a table.”
“If you’re not hungry enough to eat an apple, you’re probably not hungry.” Pollan goes on to even say, “Don’t eat anything your great grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.”
Pollan is a champion of common sense kitchen wisdom. He advocates for access to real clean food for all. He hates highly-processed food, which you’ll see in the comedy skit with Stephen Colbert below. Pollan’s most famous food rule:
“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”
Pollan’s book has been brought to life by the fabulous illustrations of one of my favorite artists, Maira Kalman. You can read about how that collaboration came about in this interview with Civil Eats. When asked during the interview whether or not Pollan feels interest in the food movement has peaked in our popular culture, he expanded upon why he keeps pushing food:
“I do feel a sense of urgency to keep writing about food. We’re just beginning to see the impact of our food choices on health care and insurance costs—obesity, diabetes, and heart disease are soaring—and we need to keep the pressure on the government and corporations for change.”
“When you eat real food, you don’t need rules.” Do you follow any food rules?
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