What should we have for dinner? It’s a question author Michael Pollan asked of his readers before diving into a discussion of food choices, using emotion to entice his audience and help them connect with their food in The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. Through his many books, Pollan has influenced the food choices of his large audience. While not all agree with Pollan, it’s important to understand what information those who do read his books and alter their food choices receive.
Here’s what you need to do this month:
Get the book. Buy it, borrow it, read over your neighbor’s shoulder — we don’t care. But don’t steal the book.
Read the book.
- Week 1: Chapters 1 – 4 (Twitter chat on 2/20)
- Week 2: Chapters 5 – 7 (Twitter chat on 2/27)
- Week 3: Chapters 8 – 10 (Twitter chat on 3/6)
- Week 4: Chapters 11 – 14 (Twitter chat on 3/13)
- Week 5: Chapters 15 – 17 (Twitter chat on 3/20)
- Week 6: Chapters 18 – 20 (Twitter chat on 3/27)
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