Posts Tagged ‘Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution’

Ready for Revolution

I’m not planning to write about Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.   (For a great discussion of the series check out  Cook Local‘s  recent post.) Oliver’s effort in West Virginia may be doomed, in spite of his success in his native country.  I’m no lunch lady — Didn’t everybody call them that?  Even before the Simpsons? — but I’ve shown a lot of resistance to changing my own eating habits.

I first read Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma in 2007, and it really resonated with me; I admired the reporting and research that went into the book, and enjoyed Pollan’s writing, as I had in The Botany of Desire.  But more than that, I was appalled and saddened by what I read, and left with a feeling of hopelessness.

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