Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation

Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation

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"Important, possibly life-altering, reading for every living, breathing human being." --Boston Globe

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 transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink. Apprenticing himself to a succession of culinary masters, Pollan learns how to grill with fire, cook with… (more)

Editorial reviews (3 reviews)


A major work by an interesting thinker, this genre-busting volume will someday become a standard text in a standard university department.

Pollan shows us the folly of our decision to hire food corporations and other industrial forces as our live-in cooks.

Paragraph by paragraph, he’s still a joy to read, conveying the deep satisfaction of, say, experimenting to achieve a sourdough bread that’s wholesome but still airy.

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Book Details  


Publisher: The Penguin Press (April 23, 2013)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 464 pages

File size: 1.2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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