Posts Tagged ‘Food’

This is a manly Thanksgiving meal

It’s epic meal time: A bird in a bird in a bird in a bird in a bird in a pig.



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The Real Price of Food – Raj Patel

College of the Atlantic’s food conference Food for Thought, Time for Action: Sustainable food, farming and fisheries for the 21st century. Keynote speaker Patel is a visiting scholar at the Center for African Studies at the University of California at Berkeley and a fellow at the Food First Institute of Food and Development Policy in Oakland, CA.


Michael Pollan on Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual

Do you have a passion for food?

What you eat and how you eat it has a huge impact on the quality of your life.

Michael Pollan, the author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma and In Defense of Food, discusses his sixty-four rules for eating in his book Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual.

“The markets are full of what I call edible food-like substances that you have to avoid,” says Michael Pollan. “So a lot of the rules are to help you, navigate that now very treacherous landscape of the American supermarket.”

A Short Interview


A Lecture (approx. 1 hour and 8 minutes)
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A Short Interview on ABC News


A Long Interview (approx. 59 minutes)

In this lecture Michael Pollan discusses the link between healthcare and diet, the dangers of processed foods, the power of the meat industry lobby, the “nutritional-industrial complex,” and his sixty-four rules for eating. (transcript of this interview)

Here are a few of Michael’s rules:
Rule 11: Avoid foods you see advertised on television.
Rule 19: If it came from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don’t.
Rule 36: Don’t eat breakfast cereals that change the color of the milk.
Rule 39: Eat all the junk food you want, as long as you cook it yourself.
Rule 47: Eat when you are hungry, not when you are bored.
Rule 58: Do all your eating at a table.
Rule 59: Try not to eat alone.


How to Cook Your Life – Trailer

Filmmaker Doris Dörrie turns her attention to Buddhism and that age-old saying, “you are what you eat.”

In HOW TO COOK YOUR LIFE Dörrie enlists the help of the charismatic Zen Master Edward Espe Brown to explain the guiding principles of Zen Buddhism as they apply to the preparation of food and life itself.


Jamie Oliver’s TED Prize wish: Teach every child about food

Sharing powerful stories from his anti-obesity project in Huntington, W. Va., TED Prize winner Jamie Oliver makes the case for an all-out assault on our ignorance of food.

About Jamie Oliver
Jamie Oliver is transforming the way we feed ourselves, and our children


The Future of Food

Film Introduction

There is a revolution going on in the farm fields and on the dinner tables of America, a revolution that is transforming the very nature of the food we eat.

THE FUTURE OF FOOD offers an in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled U.S. grocery store shelves for the past decade.

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Film Trailer


A Passion for Food

If you have a passion for food, you will love these videos:

Trailer for Eat, Drink, Man, Woman