Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation

Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation Author Michael Pollan
ISBN-10 0143125338
ISBN-13 9780143125334
Year 2014-04-29
Pages 480
Language English
Publisher Penguin Books
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Now a docu series streaming on Netflix starring Pollan as he explores how cooking transforms food and shapes our world Oscar winning filmmaker Alex Gibney executive produces the four part series based on Pollan s book and each episode will focus on a different natural element fire water air and earth In Cooked Michael Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen Here he discovers the enduring power of the four classical elementsfire water air and earthto 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 Pollans effort to master a single classic recipe using one of the four elements A North Carolina barbecue pit master tutors him in the primal magic of fire a Chez Panissetrained cook schools him in the art of braising a celebrated baker teaches him how air transforms grain and water into a fragrant loaf of bread and finally several mad genius fermentos a tribe that includes brewers cheese makers and all kinds of picklers reveal how fungi and bacteria can perform the most amazing alchemies of all The reader learns alongside Pollan but the lessons move beyond the practical to become an investigation of how cooking involves us in a web of social and ecological relationships Cooking above all connects us The effects of not cooking are similarly far reaching Relying upon corporations to process our food means we consume large 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 Reclaiming cooking as an act of enjoyment and self reliance learning to perform the magic of these everyday transformations opens the door to a more nourishing life

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ISBN-10 9781101605462
Release 2013-04-23
Pages 480

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ISBN-10 9780141975634
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Pages 480

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