Longer write-up and full notes can be found below. Worth reading in its entirety if you want a great perspective on leadership, communication, business, and “enlightened hospitality”
- Michael Pollan is a preeminent journalist and author in the food and agriculture world and in Cooked he walks us through different food categories and processes but his main argument is that we need to reestablish our intimate relationships with food.
- Breaks book down into 4 different sections – Fire (Cooking food and BBQ), Water (braises and stews), Air (growing plants) and Earth (fermentation)
- Argues how we are drifting away from an intimate relation with food and need to this back as food plays such a large part in our culture, our relationships and our health
What I got out of it
- A very intimate take on food which was both fun to read and informative. Very important to maintain our close relationship with food as it builds not only our health but our relationships too.