Michael Pollan

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Don’t restrict yourself to meat or fish, try cooking a carrot or a leek over fire.

Cooking with fire is in our genes. That is, according to Victor Arguinzoniz, owner of Asador Etxebarri, a Spanish restaurant in Atxondo, in the Basque(...)

It’s possible psilocybin drugs could soon be part of a psychiatrist’s armoury.  Photograph: iStock

Down an Irish country lane in a secluded private home, men and women form two lines. Then, under the Christian Cross of Caravaca, members of the Churc(...)

Pat Kenny in his Newstalk studio. Photograph: Frank Miller

Pat Kenny may be one of Ireland’s top broadcasters, but he’s equally prone to the occasionally bizarre moment that prompts the question whether he’s o(...)

Much of the early clinical use of LSD involved it being used to help people with problems such as alcoholism, drug addiction and depression. Photograph: iStock

In Ireland, our national groove often suggests that things never change, or else they change at an almost-bewildering pace. But even the speedy chang(...)

Quorn, in common with other fake meats, is incontestably ultra-processed – this appeals less to those who prefer to base their meals on natural, minimally processed ingredients that they can easily recognise as food. Photograph: Getty Images

What exactly is Quorn? I have been asked that question regularly for more than 30 years. This may be a reflection of the general population’s scientif(...)

Thank goodness January is over. There might now be less media coverage about diet, nutrition and obesity. RTÉ’s Operation Transformation will soon be (...)

Filmmaker Alex Gibney and writer Michael Pollan worked on the Netflix documentary series, and Pollan says: “One of the great things about writing books or making documentaries is that you get paid to learn.”

Michael Pollan is finished finger-wagging. The writer and journalist wants to lure rather than lecture us back into our kitchens. And the man who coi(...)

Gautham Iyer might just be Ireland’s most zen chef if a recent Facebook post is anything to go by. It is a simple samosa photograph with an extraordi(...)

Plastic cows are lined up on hay bales in front of EU headquarters during the  farmers’ demonstration in Brussels on Monday. Photograph: AP Photo/Virginia Mayo

When I moved to the countryside, as an innocent blow-in I assumed I’d be able to buy stacks of tasty, locally grown fruit and veg. Wrong-o. My despera(...)

A grasshopper burger: the UN has been encouraging the use of insects in food, highlighting their nutritional value and affordability. Photograph: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty

It’s always fun to imagine what we might be eating in the future. Will we sit down to meat that has been grown in a lab? Will there will be a bowl (...)

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