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Parnassus Books is thrilled to welcome Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore's Dilemma, for a discussion and signing of his latest book, Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation, to take place at the Blair School of Music, Ingram Hall, on Wednesday, May 14, at 6:30pm. This event is presented in partnership with Humanities Tennessee, the Nashville Public Library Foundation, and the Blair School of Music.
This is a ticketed event. Tickets to the event are $20 and include a paperback copy of Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation. To purchase tickets, click here. Please be sure to bring your ticket to the event, as it will secure your admittance to the auditorium.
About Cooked and Michael Pollan
In Cooked, Michael Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. Here, he discovers the enduring power of the four classical elements -- fire, water, air, and earth -- to transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink. Apprenticing himself to a succession of culinary masters, Pollan learns how to grill with fire, cook with liquid, bake bread, and ferment everything from cheese to beer. In the course of his journey, he discovers that the cook occupies a special place in the world, standing squarely between nature and culture. Both realms are transformed by cooking, and so, in the process, is the cook.
Michael Pollan is the author of six previous books, including Food Rules, In Defense of Food, The Omnivore's Dilemma, and The Botany of Desire, all New York Times bestsellers. A longtime contributor to The New York Times, he is also the Knight Professor of Journalism at Berkeley. In 2010, Time magazine named him one of the one hundred most influential people in the world.