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Michael Pollan's 20 rules for eating well

(article, Culinate staff)

In March, [/author/MichaelPollan  "Michael Pollan"] asked readers of the New York Times' health-focused blog, Well, for their own personal, commonsense rules about how to eat well (as opposed to, say, the government-issued advice in the USDA food pyramid). 

Pollan, as you may know, had issued his own seven-word food rule in his book, In Defense of Food: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."

Within days, Pollan's request had elicited 2,500 responses — and apparently they're still coming in. Today, the Times_ published Pollan's favorites among the responses. Says Pollan:

bq. Think of this body of food knowledge as samizdat nutrition: an informal, unsanctioned way of negotiating our eating lives that becomes indispensable at a time when official modes of talking about food have suffered a serious loss of credibility.

Hungry for more? Pollan is putting together a short book of these "personal food policies" — to be published in January. Stay tuned.