Michael Pollan, a member of the Slow Food USA Advisory Board and a frequent commentator on issues related to agriculture, sustainability, and how and what we eat, will be appearing at the Los Angeles Public Library as part of its ALOUD LA series to discuss his most recent book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma. Appearing with Michael Pollan will be Laurie Winer, a journalist and regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times.
When: Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 7:00pm
Where: Mark Taper Auditorium at the Central Library, Fifth & Flower Streets, Los Angeles
Cost: Free, but reservations are strongly recommended. (Click here for the ALOUD LA reservation page.)
A thoughtful and engaging response to the question “What should we have for dinner?,” The Omnivore’s Dilemma has been attracting widespread attention. For a sampling of the critical response to it and other pieces which may be of interest, you may wish to review:
- Recent reviews (collected on Michael Pollan’s web site);
- An interview with Pollan on salon.com (free access if you view an advertisement);
- An “All Things Considered” broadcast featuring Pollan, and his recent appearance on “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross; and
- the truthdig.com interview with Pollan.
The Omnivore’s Dilemma was spotlighted in the April 2006 issue of “Food Chain,” the Slow Food USA email newsletter. An excerpt from the book, as mentioned in the newsletter, is available here.