Cook vegetables that are in season


Famous for his blunt advice on eating, international food writer Michael Pollan has delivered a new list of rules – Rules for Eating Out – for the Sustainable Restaurant Association, the UK based organisation that aims to identify Earth-friendly restaurants.

Pollan is strong on seasonality and a food cycle that is as close to nature and locality as possible: He suggests not eating at restaurants that serve seasonal produce all year round. He says “The chef’s not paying attention to the seasons, and it’s unlikely the food will be special.”

He also suggests ordering the daily specials as it often means fresh ingredients and thoughtful preparation. But check the price – sometimes specials can carry special prices as well!

The list follows his popular book, Food Rules, which includes directions such as “Pay more, eat less”, "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants”, "Don't eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn't recognise as food," and "Don't eat anything incapable of rotting."