Gerding Theater at the Armory
128 NW Eleventh Avenue
May 14, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
With the publication of his 2006 book, The Omnivore's Dilemma, Michael Pollan began a journey through the food chain that has changed the way Americans eat. In two subsequent books, In Defense of Food and Food Rules, Pollan examined the human end of the food chain: how we eat, what we eat, and the implications of these choices for our health. Now, Michael Pollan explores previously uncharted territory: his own kitchen. In his new book, Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation, Pollan casts a keen eye on the missing middle link of the food chain: how we transform plants and animals into meals and, ultimately, why cooking matters.
Dave Miller, host of OPB's Think Out Loud, joins Michael Pollan to explore the twists and turns of Pollan's education in the kitchen and to discuss the ever-important role of cooking in our everyday lives.