About Michael Pollan

Pollan is a teacher, journalist, and author of nonfiction books, including the bestselling The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. His previous books include The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World and Second Nature. A contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine, Pollan is the recipient of numerous journalistic awards, including the James Beard Award for best magazine series in 2003. Pollan is now the Knight Professor of Science and Environmental Journalism at UC Berkeley. He lives in the Bay Area with his wife, the painter Judith Belzer, and their son, Isaac.



Featured Books by Michael Pollan


A Natural History of Transformation

Food Rules

An Eater’s Manual

In Defense of Food

An Eater’s Manifesto

The Botany of Desire

A Plant’s-Eye View of the World

The Omnivore’s Dilemma

A Natural History of Four Meals

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Recipe Boxes


Dinner Guest

The gamification of cooking

Earning points

Most of the time with cooking and eating, the rules are clear.

Graze: Bites from the Site
First Person

The secret sharer

A father’s legacy

The Culinate Interview

Mollie Katzen

The vegetarian-cooking pioneer


Down South

Barbecue, tamales, cocktails, and more

Local Flavors

A winter romesco sauce

Good on everything

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