Fire, water, air, earth—our most trusted food expert recounts the story of his culinary education In Cooked , Michael Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. Here, he discovers the enduring power of the four classical elements—fire, water, air, and earth—to... read more
Introduction: Why Cook?
Part I: Fire: Creatures of the Flame
Part II: Water: A Recipe in Seven Steps
Part III: Air: The Education of an Amateur Baker
Part IV: Earth: Fermentation's Cold Fire
Afterword: Hand Taste
Appendix I: Four Recipes
Appendix II: A Short Shelf of Books on Cooking
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