Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation

Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation

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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 liquid, bake bread, and ferment everything from cheese to beer.

Each section of Cooked tracks Pollan's… (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: Penguin (April 23, 2013)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 464 pages

File size: 1.2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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