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Food: Michael Pollan

One Night Only! An Evening with Author Michael Pollan

In conjunction with Tattered Cover Book Store, the Enrichment Program is proud to host best-selling author Michael Pollan on the DU campus. Join us for this one-night event to celebrate the publication of Pollan’s newest work Cooked, coming out this spring.

In Cooked, Michael Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen where 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. Cooked becomes an investigation of how cooking involves us in a web of social and ecological relationships: with plants and animals, the soil, farmers, our history and culture, and, of course, the people our cooking nourishes and delights. Cooking, above all, connects us. The effects of not cooking are similarly far reaching. Relying upon corporations to process our food means we consume huge quantities of fat, sugar and salt; disrupt an essential link to the natural world; and weaken our relationships with family and friends. In fact, Cooked argues, taking back control of cooking may be the single most important step anyone can take to help make the American food system healthier and more sustainable.

Come with questions, as Pollan’s presentation concludes with an audience Q&A. Admission includes a copy of Cooked. A book signing follows the program.

Each person attending this event must be registered, as check-in will be required. Students wishing to purchase multiple tickets must call University College Student Services at 303-871-2291 in order to register and pay by phone.


Format: One evening

Wed., 7 pm, May 8, 2013

CRN 1027 / $35 SOLD OUT!

Admission includes a copy of Cooked by Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan is the author of six previous books, including Food Rules, In Defense of Food, The Omnivore's Dilemma, and The Botany of Desire, all New York Times bestsellers. A longtime contributor to The New York Times, he is also the Knight Professor of Journalism at Berkeley. In 2010, Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Partner: Tattered Cover Book Store

Keywords: Cooked, food, book signing, Tattered Cover Book Store

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