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Cooked: HOMEGROWN Book Club

HOMEGROWN is reading Cooked, Michael Pollan’s latest book, this summer. We’re deciding how much to read on a week-by-week basis, and we’ll start a new discussion each Tuesday to weigh in with our comments and thoughts and rants and cheers.

This week's reading: page 372 through the end of the book in the hardback edition; discussion begins Tuesday, August 13th. In the meantime, don't be shy! Add your thoughts to the week 5 discussion below. Want to join the club? Welcome! Post a comment below and introduce yourself.

Sparkling conversation, stimulating reading, HOMEGROWN togetherness: What’s not to love? (And congrats to Jon and David, winners of HOMEGROWN’s giveaway copies!) Now, let’s get cooking.

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COOKED: The end of the road 1 Reply

I started off the final reading section craving a glass of wine.  By the time I got to Coleridge's words on p. 404 I'd cranked up the Grateful Dead.  This section evoked memories for me--MP's…Continue

Started by Kirsten Madaus. Last reply by Jonathan Spee Aug 13, 2013.

Week 5 Discussion: Part IV/Earth (p. 291–372) 7 Replies

Hi, all,This week's reading started off a little slowly for me, but right around the midsection—aka the belly—of the bit on beneficial microbes and the gut, I started making notes and asterisks all…Continue

Started by Jennifer. Last reply by Jonathan Spee Aug 12, 2013.

Week 4 Discussion: Part 3/Air 5 Replies

Hi, all,A few quick thoughts to start us off this week. Looking forward to hearing other folks' takes! I guess what struck me the most this week was how much Pollan really seemed to love learning to…Continue

Started by Jennifer. Last reply by Jonathan Spee Aug 1, 2013.

Week 3 Discussion: Part 2/Water 4 Replies

I'm reposting Julie's comments here for anyone who didn't see her email. Thanks, Julie!-----So I hope you all are still enjoying our wonderful book.Thought I would start by saying I love the…Continue

Started by Jennifer. Last reply by David Axberg Jul 22, 2013.

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Comment by Betty on July 15, 2013 at 12:45pm

Hi Everybody! I'm excited to read this book. I'll go to the bookstore today. Talk to you later!

Comment by Jennifer on June 27, 2013 at 4:29pm

Welcome, Jordan! Thanks for joining!

Comment by Jennifer on June 27, 2013 at 10:33am

Hi, Glenda! Hi, Hazel! Hi, Beth! So glad you're here. Welcome! When you have a moment, take a peek at the discussion posted above, addressing the first few items on our housekeeping agenda (picking a day to chat and an amount to read, etc.). Can't wait to get started!

Comment by Hazel Wetmore on June 27, 2013 at 10:30am

Hey all! I am new to Homegrown, but I saw the link to this book club - and I happened to buy the book when it came out...so I am excited to join the discussion group. Look forward to sharing in the experience with everyone!

Comment by David Axberg on June 24, 2013 at 12:06pm

Welcome Julie & Tara, 

I have read the intro and A good portion of Part 1 FIRE. Looks like there was a very good reason for Michael Pollen to write it (better family connections). Often times I have read books and articles with either a sense of spirituality or to some degree sexual (love of) Michael seams to be coming from a sense of family unity. A sense of being connected to a bigger picture instead of individualism.   I have read several things by him and this one seams more personal and with that I am looking forward to it. 

Comment by Jennifer on June 24, 2013 at 9:24am

Tara and Julie: Now we're talking! Thanks for joining! Glad you're here.

Comment by Jonathan Spee on June 23, 2013 at 6:10pm

Welcome, Julie!  I've read the first quarter of the book and so far it definitely is inspiring me, so I hope it does for you too!

Comment by Julie A Neal on June 23, 2013 at 3:22pm
I've been looking for a summer read and since I am kitchen challenged at times I hope this will inspire.
Comment by Jonathan Spee on June 23, 2013 at 10:05am

Yay, welcome, Tara!

Comment by Tara Lehner on June 23, 2013 at 9:32am

I'm in! Just joined homegrown yesterday and will get my book Tuesday. Another woman representing!

 

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