healthy living

Cooking For Michael Pollan

An intrepid chef sets out to prepare dinner for the "God of Healthy Food."

07/16/2013
Special To The Jewish Week
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Driving through the California farmland near my home, I was listening closely to an interview on National Public Radio with Michael Pollan. He’s a hero in these parts, and I was really surprised to hear him say that he’s had to eat restaurant food while on tour for his new book, “Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation.”

Michael Pollan. Photo credit: Alia Malley

Bible Guy Gets Physical

A.J. Jacobs’ journey from flab to fitness.

10/16/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Not so long ago, my neighbor A.J. Jacobs grew a long, unruly beard; scrawled the Ten Commandments on his doorpost; and stoned (or, rather, kicked a few pebbles toward) suspected adulterers. He documented these antics in a best-selling book, “The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible.”

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