Why Michael Pollan Thinks You Should Put Flowers On The Dining Table

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Michael Pollan is an American author, journalist, activist, and professor of journalism at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and a man after our own heart: in his book ‘Food Rules’ he suggests placing a bouquet of flowers on the table and says that ‘everything will taste twice as good’.

Even a few flowers from the garden placed in a jam jar or a sprig of lavender or rosemary in a small vase makes all the difference to the table.

You can read more about Michael Pollan’s book of Food Rules here but here are some that he has shared on his website:

– Avoid foods you see advertised on television.

– If it came from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don’t.

– Don’t eat breakfast cereals that change the color of the milk.

– Eat all the junk food you want as long as you cook it yourself.

– Eat when you are hungry, not when you are bored.

– Do all your eating at a table.

You’ll find more crumbs of common-sense on food and ingredients at Michael Pollan’s website: his most famous quote and one that is well worth adhering to is: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.

(Interestingly, Chinese people never put flowers on the table, according to chef Ken Hom, quoted in the Jamie magazine. ”That is for the cemetery’).

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