Monday, May 23, 2011

Food Rules

Just finished this book.  It was an easy quick witty take on food rules.  There are many other books on his website that I have read and just adore.  Even though I tend to swing towards the vegetarian side, he provides such simplistic and common sense rules look at food that make you think, smile and laugh.
According to Pollan, "better food -- measured by taste or nutritional quality (which often correspond)-- costs more, because it has been grown or raised less intensively and with more care" (99).

Here are some more tidbits:

  • Buy smaller plates and glasses: the bigger the portion the more we eat, reduce the size of the plate by just 2 inches reduced consumption by 22%
  • Treat treats as treats: make them special occasion and then make them yourself also try the S factor....treats are on days that start with S.
  • Think of your grandmother or great grandmother (depending on your age) when you pick up the newest food item and think would she know what this is, could she pronounce the ingredients so would she buy it?
  • Plant a vegetable garden: 70 dollar investment will yield 600 dollars in food.
He has plenty of little easy to remember thoughts about food that will get you thinking of the types of food you buy and ingest.  It has helped me in my "funk" when it has come to buying and preparing food.


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