Just in time for Christmas, Michael Pollan is releasing a new hardcover edition of his 2009 book Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual, only this version is a collaboration with illustrator Maira Kalman.
With his best-sellers like The Omnivore’s Dilemma and In Defense of Food, and his frequent contributions to the New York Times Magazine on topics like farming, health and eating, Pollan is the author most associated with the food movement.
Pollan manages heavy scientific and political subjects with levity and wit. That said, being handed a book of rules for how one should eat could be a turn off for some.
In this new edition, Kalman’s illustrations go a long way to help ease that kind of reaction. Her drawings are fun, light and personal—which is just the way eating should be.
A video of Pollan reading a few of his food rules: