Food Rules

Food Rules

An Eater's Manual

eBook - 2009
Average Rating:
Rate this:
From the bestselling author of "The Omnivore's Dilemma" and "In Defense of Food" comes this collection of simple, sensible, and easy to use rules--the perfect guide for anyone who would like to become more mindful of the food he or she eats. (Consumer Health).
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2009
Characteristics: 1 online resource


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

I can just imagine the response to Michael Pollan’s excellent book, In Defense of Food – people probably said to him: Ok, that’s great, but what exactly should I be eating? This very short book is his response. He gathered food wisdom from a wide variety of sources and distilled it into 64 rules about what to eat. A quick read, excellent advice, and I highly recommend it! (submitted by JF)

Andrew Kyle Bacon
Jun 03, 2018

Michael Pollan keeps it simple, straightforward, and sparse. Within this book you will discover his 64 rules for the selection and eating of food. Some are almost self-explanatory, such as "Treat Treats as Treats" but some make less sense at first, like "If it comes from a planet eat it, if it was made in a plant don't eat it." It can take a minute to chew over what he says, but it all ends up making a lot of sense. I need to take some of these things on myself, and hope to in the coming months.

Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.

NatMarAma Feb 13, 2016

Am I eating healthier or developing an eating disorder?

Who else is here for high school summer reading?

modis01 Nov 16, 2014

Short simple advice, but not as compelling or well written as his other reads. Prefer Omnivore's Dilemma and Cooked.

Jun 13, 2012

Delightful and very informative book!Love it!Great size to carry with you too!

KileyP May 07, 2012

This book must have been a breeze for Michael Pollan to write - it sure was a breeze to read! Sort of a summary of his In Defense of Food, this almost-pocketbook (it's almost small enough to keep on hand throughout the day!) provides you quotes, anecdotes and moer about how we should focus (or not focus) our eating. From old wives tales to etiquette rules, Mr. Pollan really has created an easy manifesto for "good" eaters everywhere. Remember: Eat food, not a lot, mostly plants!

elviralupsa Jan 13, 2012

This little book is great but it deserves only 3 starts because it is only a summary (quick and easy to read) of Michael Pollan awesome book: In Defense of Eating. If you are lazy read this one, if you want more details and a better read go to In Defense of Eating instead.

Aug 17, 2011

Fantastic book for sensible eating. Loss the diet and just stick to these rules. This is a pocketbook of the rules that were explained in "In defense of food".

Aug 13, 2011

Short form of the conclusions from his previous book, which explains how after millennia of successful human diets we Americans have managed to embrace a diet that causes deadly diseases.

Entertaining yet to-the-point: "Eat food. Mostly plants. Not too much." He has great rules for recognizing food.

View All Comments


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Subject Headings


Find it at SSFPL

To Top