Michael Pollan, author of Food Rules, and illustrator Maira Kalman, on tour November 2011

Posted By on October 13, 2011

About Food Rules

• Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: The Penguin Press (November 1, 2011)

Michael Pollan and Maira Kalman come together to create an enhanced Food Rules for hardcover, now beautifully illustrated and with even more food wisdom.

Michael Pollan’s definitive compendium, Food Rules, is here brought to colorful life with the addition of Maira Kalman’s beloved illustrations.

This brilliant pairing is rooted in Pollan’s and Kalman’s shared appreciation for eating’s pleasures, and their understanding that eating doesn’t have to be so complicated. Written with the clarity, concision, and wit that is Michael Pollan’s trademark, this indispensable handbook lays out a set of straightforward, memorable rules for eating wisely. Kalman’s paintings remind us that there is delight in learning to eat well.

The hardcover Pollan-Kalman collaboration will be the Food Rules edition that families will pass down for posterity, sharing lessons for eating healthfully-and joyfully-for all their lives.

About Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan is the author of five books: Second NatureA Place of My OwnThe Botany of Desire, which received the Borders Original Voices Award for the best nonfiction work of 2001 and was recognized as a best book of the year by the American Booksellers Association and Amazon, and the national bestsellers, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, and In Defense of Food.

A longtime contributing writer to The New York Times Magazine, Pollan is also the Knight Professor of Journalism at UC Berkeley. His writing on food and agriculture has won numerous awards, including the Reuters/World Conservation Union Global Award in Environmental Journalism, the James Beard Award, and the Genesis Award from the American Humane Association.

Visit Michael at his website, michaelpollan.com.

About Maira Kalman

Maira Kalman is an illustrator, author, and designer. She is the author of The Principles of Uncertainty and she illustrated the bestselling edition of Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style. Ms. Kalman’s twelve children’s books include Max Makes a Million, Stay Up Late, Swami on Rye, and What Pete Ate. She also has designed fabric for Isaac Mizrahi, accessories for Kate Spade, sets for the Mark Morris Dance Company, and, with her late husband Tibor Kalman under the M&Co. label, clocks, umbrellas, and other accessories for the Museum of Modern Art. Ms. Kalman’s work is shown at the Julie Saul Gallery in Manhattan.

Find out more about Ms. Kalman’s work at her website, and be sure to check out her blog in the New York Times.


Michael and Maira’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, November 1st: Book Club Classics!

Tuesday, November 1st: girlichef

Thursday, November 3rd: For the love of books

Monday, November 7th: Come Sit By My Fire

Wednesday, November 9th: red headed book child

Thursday, November 10th: sfgirlbay

Monday, November 14th:  (never home)maker

Tuesday, November 15th: Super Healthy Kids

Wednesday, November 16th: The Whole Life Nutritionist

Monday, November 21st: Anne Strawberry

Tuesday, November 22nd Geninne’s Art Blog

Tuesday, November 22nd: Kitchen Stewardship

Wednesday, November 30th: Farmgirl Paints

Thursday, December 1st: As I turn the pages

Monday, December 12th: Books Like Breathing





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