“I loved In Defense of Food and The Omnivore's Dilemma but this book is his best yet because it embraces what I love to do - cook and eat! I loved the way he divided the book up into fire, water, air and earth as metaphors for ways we cook and the sort of anthropological look at why cooking evolved as it did. I also am converted to the idea of the importance of eating fermented live culture foods. We co-evolved with the bugs and fungi that give us fermented food and I learned all sorts of fascinating facts about how these bugs are so beneficial to us. I mostly read fiction, so for a non-fiction book to keep my attention it has to be very well written, it has to have a compelling topic and a decent thesis - Pollan delivers all this and quite funny bits too! ”
Wendy J wrote this review Wednesday, June 19, 2013.