Tuesday, Discussion Day

A Novel Group of Huskies

If you’ve been reading along, you’ll notice that we’re coming to the end of Omnivore’s Dilemma. You might be wondering, what comes next? Related reading for the new year of course! But before I get to that, let’s tackle a few more discussion questions:

1. In each part of The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Michael Pollan has a particular friend to help him understand the food chain he is investigating: George Naylor in Iowa, Joel Salatin at Polyface, and Angelo Garro in northern California. Which of these men would you most like to know personally, and why?

2. If Michael Pollan were coming to your place for dinner, what would you serve him and why?

(Questions from litlovers.com and publisher.)

Omnivore's Dilemma book jacketFor me, Joel Salatin and the Polyface farming operation are most intriguing. Pollan doesn’t seem to leave much left unexplained about Salatin’s grass routine, but I’d love to see the…

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