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Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

I agree with his world view on food.  I've read his other books

I agree with his world view on food.  I've read his other books and they have changed the way I think and the way I buy food.  So excited to get this book and cook with him!

posted by gretchenhicks on April 25, 2013

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 35 people found this review helpful.

Boring

Boring, boring, boring.

posted by 8888649 on April 24, 2013

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  • Posted April 26, 2013

    I just this book yesterday still reading the introduction it mak

    I just this book yesterday still reading the introduction it makes so much sense we have gotten out of sitting down as a family at the dinner table. We need to get back to basics cook more at home and we all will be heathier for it. Put it tjs way when we cook at home the home cook controls how much salt,fat,and sugar etc.. goes into the meal the home cook cooks at home.I have fond memeories of my mom and grandmother who toke the time to cook a meal that turned delish!!! I recommend getting this book and reading it and try cooking a meal or two at home.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2013

    Mixed feelings

    There are parts of this book I enjoyed, and parts I basically flipped through. The author was far too wordy in some sections, and his comparison of the barbecue pit master to a high priest seemed over the top. This book would have little interest to anyone who is not a "foodie" or at least quite interested in cooking. I did, however enjoy the section on braising.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2013

    Enjoyed this book

    I love how Pollan incorporates science and history into his narratives. This is an interesting look at 4 forms of food preparation. I just wish there were more recipes. I really wanted to taste more of the food he described.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2013

    I loved his sense of humor, clairity and cohesive approach. Very

    I loved his sense of humor, clairity and cohesive approach. Very informative and thoroughly enjoyable--I highly recommend it!

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  • Posted May 24, 2013

    Highly recommended

    The book is an interesting read with many thought-provoking sections. It asks why we allow corporations to do the cooking for us when we should be cooking meals for our families ourselves. Cooking for the family provides a nurturing element that one cannot get from taking the gang to Culver's for hamburgers. Pollan's scientific descriptions of how food is transformed through cooking is fascinating and has caused me to note some of these things for my own future reference. Very enjoyable reading!

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    Posted July 21, 2013

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