University of Vermont

The Honors College

HCOL 085 - Summer 2014 Assignment

Throughout Cooked Michael Pollan is critical of a range of cooking and food practices and technologies such as the microwave, sliced bread, and more. As you read, watch for those moments where he is critical of something that you think differently about. Then choose one of those moments, reflect on Pollan's criticism of it, and write an essay telling your HCOL 85 class why you have a different view of this practice or technology than Pollan and how you would explain and defend your view.

You will bring this essay with you to class on the first day of your HCOL 085 seminar. Your finished paper should be no more than about 750 words (or 2-3 pages double spaced). It should be titled, marked with page numbers, and your name and the date should appear in the top right-hand corner of the first page.

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