Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation (Paperback)Michael Pollan (author)
- In stock
Drawing from stories from a range of cooks all around the world, this highly enjoyable volume from the bestselling author of How to Change Your Mind is a true love letter to food preparation and a fascinating meditation on how and why we cook.
Michael Pollan's uniquely enjoyable quest to understand the transformative magic of cooking.
Michael Pollan's Cooked takes us back to basics and first principles: cooking with fire, with water, with air and with earth.
Meeting cooks from all over the world, who share their wisdom and stories, Pollan shows how cooking is at the heart of our culture and that when it gets down to it, it also fundamentally shapes our lives.
Filled with fascinating facts and curious, mouthwatering tales from cast of eccentrics, Cooked explores the deepest mysteries of how and why we cook.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 330 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm
'Delicious' - Jay Rayner, The Guardian
'It's not often that a life-changing book falls into one's lap ... Yet Michael Pollan's Cooked is one of them. One it's impossible to read and not act on ... Embrace bacteria, cook thoughtfully and slow, and taste some of the most luscious food you've ever eaten, this powerful book says. And do it for the people you love as well as the invisible soldiers inside you who are fighting to keep you strong. Cooked is a book of revelations for today's hungry human animal. Be changed by it' - The Sunday Telegraph
'In Cooked, Pollan continues his campaign to get us to eat properly and pleasurably by making meals from scratch ... a warm, thoughtful narrative in which Pollan encounters everything from a surfing baker who makes the perfect sourdough to a cheese-making nun. This is a love song to old, slow kitchen skills at their delicious best' - Kathryn Hughes, The Guardian
You may also be interested in...
Having dabbled at making bread and beer, I'm always fascinated by the (al)chemical process involved in cooking: the magical turning-sugar-to-alcohol process and the same little yeasts creating little bubbles of... More
“I want his job”
A fascinating and very entertaining book on food and the effect of cooking on humanity. Pollan is a professor of journalism and his writing zips along even when the subject matter gets quite technical. The book is... More
Please sign in to write a review
Would you like to proceed to the App store to download the Waterstones App?
Or, add to basket, pay online, collect in as little as 2 hours, subject to availability.