Author Michael Pollan speaks at Blair, May 14

The Blair School is pleased to once again host Parnassus Books as they bring bestselling author Michael Pollan to Nashville for a discussion and signing of his latest book, Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation.

This author event will take place at the Blair School’s Ingram Hall on Wednesday, May 14, at 6:30 p.m. and is presented in partnership with Humanities Tennessee, The Nashville Public Library Foundation, and the Blair School of Music.

Ticket Information

This is a ticketed event. Tickets to the event are $20, available here, and include a paperback copy of Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation. Please be sure to bring your ticket to the event, as it will secure your admittance to the auditorium.

About Cooked and Michael Pollan

In Cooked, Michael Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. Here, he discovers the enduring power of the four classical elements — fire, water, air, and earth — to transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink. Apprenticing himself to a succession of culinary masters, Pollan learns how to grill with fire, cook with liquid, bake bread, and ferment everything from cheese to beer. In the course of his journey, he discovers that the cook occupies a special place in the world, standing squarely between nature and culture. Both realms are transformed by cooking, and so, in the process, is the cook.

Michael Pollan is the author of six previous books, including Food RulesIn Defense of FoodThe Omnivore’s Dilemma, and The Botany of Desire, all New York Times bestsellers. A longtime contributor toThe New York Times, he is also the Knight Professor of Journalism at Berkeley. In 2010, Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.