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A study of omnivores…

Posted on: September 28, 2006

BookTalk.org, a wonderful on-line book club, needs an influx of new blood.

  • Are you a discerning reader?
  • Do you enjoy intellectual discussion?
  • Do you write in full sentences with decent spelling? [Alternate question: Are you annoyed by the proliferation of ‘text speak’ on the Internet?]
  • When you disagree with someone, are you prone to engaging that person in calm discussion?

Then BookTalk.org is great for you! Flames, ad hominem attacks, and irrelevance are discouraged, while intelligence, inclusiveness, and freethinking flourish. (Silliness is acceptable, but in it’s rightful place.) Tell ’em I sent ya!
And you’re just in time for the next book discussion! This time it is Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. [Buy it here, to support BookTalk.org]

I’m looking forward to this one, as it reminds me a little of Margaret Visser‘s The Rituals of Dinner and Much Depends on Dinner, where she investigates the cultural history of manners and various foodstuffs.

Pollan, from what I understand of his book, is investigating how our omnivore status has changed over the centuries as agricultural & social concerns mutated. I’m involved with an upcoming conference on the topic of Food Security, and I believe that this will be a useful book to have in my repertoire.


3 Responses to "A study of omnivores…"

(Silliness is acceptable, but in it’s rightful place.)
Is this proper punctuation? [Alternate question: O RLY?]

Oh no! You caught me in an apostrophe error!

I’m usually so careful about that.


[…] My hubby sent me a link today that he thought might interest me. It’s a post on James Sherrett’s blog, on his website for his book “Up in Ontario”.  The blog post in question is about Michael Pollan’s Omnivore’s Dilemma, and other writing he’s done. […]

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