The SFA and Square Books are excited to host writer Michael Pollan at Nutt Auditorium on the University of Mississippi campus, May 21 at 6:30 pm.



WHAT: The Southern Foodways Alliance and Square Books are pleased to announce an evening with Michael Pollan on May 21 at 6:30 p.m. in Nutt Auditorium on the University of Mississippi campus.

WHEN: May 21, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Nutt Auditorium, University of Mississippi

HOW: Tickets are free with the purchase of Pollan’s Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation from Square Books, on the downtown Oxford Square. (Hardback and paperback purchases are eligible.) Students may attend without purchasing Cooked; please e-mail to reserve a seat.

Michael Pollan is one of contemporary journalism’s preeminent voices on the intersections between nature and culture on our plates, in our farms and gardens, and in the built environment. His latest book, Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation, available in paperback April 29, utilized Southern Foodways Alliance films and oral histories as source materials.

Pollan is the author of four New York Times bestsellers: Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual (2010); In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto (2008); The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals (2006) and The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World (2001). The Omnivore’s Dilemma was named one of the ten best books of 2006 by both the New York Times and the Washington Post. It also won the California Book Award, the Northern California Book Award, the James Beard Award, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.