“Cooked”: Exploring culinary experiences in the Sierra Foothills

AWARD-WINNING FOOD AUTHOR Michael Pollan and Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney are receiving widespread praise for their Netflix documentary Cooked. In Cooked, Pollan explores how cooking transforms food and shapes our world. Each episode examines one of the physical elements used throughout the ages for cooking: fire (barbecue), water (pot cooking), air (bread making), and earth […]

Watch the trailer for Michael Pollan’s new Netflix show: “Cooked”

From best-selling author Michael Pollan (The Botany of Desire, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, In Defense of Food), Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney (Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine, Taxi to the Dark Side, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room), and an all-star cast of directors and cinematographers comes the Netflix Original Documentary Series Cooked, which […]

Video: Michael Pollan explains how cooking is central to our identity as humans

“Above is Michael Pollan’s Google Talk, wherein the Bay Area author discusses the thesis of his new book “Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation” — namely, the the value of cooking and the special place that the cook occupies, squarely between nature and culture,” according to SFGate.com. “The whole thing is worth a listen, but […]