10 Questions for Michael Pollan

The Omnivore's Dilemma author has a new book, Food Rules, out now. Michael Pollan will now take your questions

Alia Malley

Michael Pollan

Can you tell us what your current diet is? If it is not vegetarian, why not?

Scott Yanoff, MILWAUKEE

I still eat meat. But I eat a lot less. I have enormous respect for vegetarians, but I believe there are ways to eat meat that are good for you and good for the environment.

What's your guiltiest pleasure, and how do you rationalize it?

Kirsten Hagfors


I like French fries, and I probably shouldn't eat them very often. I actually came up with a rule: Eat all the junk food you want as long as you cook it yourself....