Mostly Plants by Tracy Pollan

Mostly Plants

“Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.” With these seven words, Michael Pollan—brother of Lori, Dana, and Tracy Pollan, and son of Corky—started a national conversation about how to eat for optimal health.  A decade later, the value of a plant-based diet is widely accepted––and yet for many people, easier said than done.So what does choosing “mostly plants” look like in real life? In families where not everyone is on the same ve...

Details Mostly Plants

TitleMostly Plants
Release DateApr 16th, 2019
PublisherHarper Wave
GenreFood and Drink, Cookbooks, Nonfiction, Cooking, Food, Health

Reviews Mostly Plants

  • Danyelle Drexler ( danythebookworm_ )
    I’ve already made the Watermelon, Feta and Arugula Salad for our Easter Dinner and it was a big hit. I look forward to making more of the 101 amazing recipes.
  • Brenda Williams
    This is by far the best cookbook of 2019! I loved this book so much I bought it for my collection.
  • ❀ Susan G
    As we expand our repertoire of meatless meals, this is a book that I will now purchase for our home after borrowing a copy from the library. I love the tone of the book and it's flexitarian approach highlighting that it is ok to have a vegan, vegetarian or less meat approach. It has some great recipes that we look forward to trying!
  • KC
    Nice recipe selection for all types of eaters.
  • Leigh
    Good ideas and very nice photos!
  • Lara
    Once again, I just found the recipes...uninteresting. There wasn't a single thing that really caught my eye. This might be a good place to start if you're just looking to cut back on meat some and haven't read any other cookbooks, but that's not the place I'm in, so maybe I'm just not the audience for it.
  • Cris
    Not what I was expecting. Considering Pollan's emphasis on eating plants, I was surprised to find such a concentration on meat in the recipes in this book.
  • Christina Karvounis
    Excellent. For the experts out there, there’s a lot of ‘seen that’ but it’s an excellent beginning book for new flexetarians. Highly recommend...great for recipe tweaking!
  • Lynne
    I’m always looking for good meatless recipes and thought this looked promising. I’m an experienced cook, and I hate to think about the experiences of a newbie with this book. Comparing the exactitude of Julia Child, Marcella Hazan, Pierre Franey, or Maida Heatter to this book makes the Pollans look like bush league kitchen messes. Neither economy of equipment nor sensible technique are to be found in Mostly Plants. However, if you already kno...
  • Jessica
    When Michael Pollan said in his book In Defense of Food, "Eat food, not too much, mostly plants." as his guide to healthy eating, he started a national conversation about food and what we should eat. This quote is also the inspiration for this cookbook created by his 3 sisters and his mother. While the Pollan family grew up eating the typical meat, starch, and veggie meals over time many of them moved into vegetarianism or flexitarianism. So, thi...
  • Salamah
    I picked up this book to take home after reading the intro, eat food, not too much and mostly plants. That was the perfect way to explain how I feel about food now at this point in my life. I have learned so much about how meat is harmful to our bodies. In addition I have experienced the effects of overeating (GERDS) and sugar (inflammatory pain) can have on the body. Since I have made changes I have felt better and am not on regular medication. ...
  • Kim Friedman
    I was a little disappointed with this cookbook. The cookbook itself is BEAUTIFUL. The photography and layout is gorgeous. And the recipes all look super yummy. However, for someone leaning toward a plant based diet, I was surprised to see a whole chapter on chicken and whole chapter on fish, and plenty of dairy. I've read their brother’s books (Michael Pollan, "In Defense of Food") so I expected a more vegetarian slant. They provide a key on ea...
  • Amanda Judd
    A wide selection of recipes for anyone looking to up their vegetable intake. Recipes are well-labelled and written clearly. Gorgeous photos as well.I got this for the library but I'm considering buying it because it does have a lot of great, fairly simple meal ideas. If you've eaten at many vegetarian restaurants, I don't think the recipes will seem that imaginative to you, but I also don't think that's who this is written for!
  • Yvonne
    A comprehensive set of inspirational and delicious recipes for people who want to extend the boundaries surrounding their concept of a meal. Don't be intimidated by the number of ingredients in some of these recipes; many can be simplified to easy to find ingredients. Also helpful are a listing of pantry supplies and kitchen utensils that will aid in preparation.
  • Kathleen
    I've been a fan of Michael Pollen for ages and this seemed a logical book to investigate.Often I find cookbooks are tiresome because they all want you to reinvent your pantry/kitchen/style. This was more informative, with some really enjoyable recipes. I'll never cut meat out of my diet completely but do agree that less can still fill the void.I've recommended it to several people.
  • Carina Johnson
    I found the title somewhat misleading.. thinking to find vegan dishes but they are mainly vegetarian and with meat or seafood and dairy.But if you are not plant based and want to eat whole foods this book is for you.
  • Xtinazzz
    Pretty to look at. I thought the recipes were a bit boring and uninspiring. Probably better for someone just getting into cooking. Some of their tips just annoyed me (cover a pot of water to help it boil faster). Was looking forward to more veggie recipes, but most of these had meat.
  • Louise
    I expected this book to be strictly vegetarian and or vegan. It was not. I was pleasantly surprised by how many recipes I want to save and try on my own. Lots of variety and great explanations within the recipes. It’s a good reference for unique vegetable faire.
  • Cindy Gold
    A fantastic book which provides easy to follow, quick from preparation to table and ALWAYS delicious.This is my go to along with their first book “The Pollan Family Table.Thank you Pollans for helping me provide my friends and family with such a great variety of memorable meals.
  • LM
    Basic to mediocre but will keep it for a reference.
  • Melissa
    The pictures were beautiful and definitely worth an extra star. The rest was fine. Nothing ground-breaking.
  • Morris
    Flexitarian is THE way to go for personal health, and the environment! Beautiful book and photos, delicious and wonderful recipes, clearly explained.
  • Karli
    Yup. Mostly plants. I know. I have heard this before.
  • Dohlinger
    some great looking recipes I’m looking forward to trying
  • Janet
    A rather average cookbook that likely got published because of the family name.
  • Joan
    This book is terrific! Nice family of authors with good narrative and excellent recipes. Great variety, great techniques.
  • Beth Polebaum
    Try the Caldo Verde. Delish!
  • Sydney Legg
    Loved it! “Eat food, not too much. Mostly plants.” Can I be a part of the Pollan family?
  • Kristin Kern
    my favorite cookbook of this year! I prob made everything in this book and everything was phenomenal. This is one I will have to buy.