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Cooked

A Natural History of Transformation

Michael Pollan

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Cooked (2013) by Michael Pollan is a journalistic study of cooking in the modern world, where convenience foods have rendered the need to cook and the knowledge of cooking relatively rare. Cooking is essentially defined as the transformation of raw ingredients using fire to make barbecue, water to make braises, air to make bread, and earth to make fermented food...

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Cooked (2013) by Michael Pollan is a journalistic study of cooking in the modern world, where convenience foods have rendered the need to cook and the knowledge of cooking relatively rare. Cooking is essentially defined as the transformation of raw ingredients using fire to make barbecue, water to make braises, air to make bread, and earth to make fermented food...