Thu, May 16, 2013 -- 10:00 AM

Michael Pollan's 'Cooked'

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As in his previous books, Michael Pollan argues in "Cooked" that relying on processed food disrupts our link to the natural world and weakens our interpersonal relationships. But this time he takes a more hands-on approach, doing apprenticeships with a variety of culinary masters who teach him the fine points of fermentation, the benefits of bacteria, and other secrets of honest cuisine. He joins us in the studio.

Host: Michael Krasny


  • Michael Pollan, professor of journalism at UC Berkeley and author of "Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation"

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Cooked Pollan Introduction

Excerpted from COOKED by Michael Pollan. Reprinted by arrangement with The Penguin Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA), Inc. Copyright (c) Michael Pollan, 2013.

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