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Filled with glorious, eccentric, mouthwatering tales, Cooked explores the deepest mysteries of how and why we cook.

The inspiration for the new Netflix series
Extraordinary stories of transformation in a quest to uncover the fundamentals of cooking - from writer and cooking star Michael Pollan
Michael Pollan's Cooked takes us back to basics and first principles: cooking with fire, with water, with air and with earth.
Meeting cooks from all over the world, who share their wisdom and stories, Pollan shows how cooking is at the heart of our culture and that when it gets down to it, it also fundamentally shapes our lives.
Filled with fascinating facts and curious, mouthwatering tales from cast of eccentrics, Cooked explores the deepest mysteries of how and why we cook.
%%%THE INSPIRATION FOR THE NEW NETFLIX SERIES
'It's not often that a life-changing book falls into one's lap ... Yet Michael Pollan's Cooked is one of them.' SundayTelegraph
'This is a love song to old, slow kitchen skills at their delicious best' Kathryn Huges, GUARDIAN BOOKS OF THE YEAR
The New York Times Top Five Bestseller - Michael Pollan's uniquely enjoyable quest to understand the transformative magic of cooking
Michael Pollan's Cooked takes us back to basics and first principles: cooking with fire, with water, with air and with earth.
Meeting cooks from all over the world, who share their wisdom and stories, Pollan shows how cooking is at the heart of our culture and that when it gets down to it, it also fundamentally shapes our lives.
Filled with fascinating facts and curious, mouthwatering tales from cast of eccentrics, Cooked explores the deepest mysteries of how and why we cook.
%%%Extraordinary stories of transformation in a quest to uncover the fundamentals of cooking - from writer and cooking star Michael Pollan
Michael Pollan's Cooked takes us back to basics and first principles: cooking with fire, with water, with air and with earth.
Meeting cooks from all over the world, who share their wisdom and stories, Pollan shows how cooking is at the heart of our culture and that when it gets down to it, it also fundamentally shapes our lives.
Filled with fascinating facts and curious, mouthwatering tales from cast of eccentrics, Cooked explores the deepest mysteries of how and why we cook.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780141975627

    May 28, 2014

    Penguin Press

    480 pages

    RRP $24.99

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