Children of the Corn (Pollan Paintings Remembered)

By Amanda Rose | Fun

May 25

We were laughing the other day about this long-forgotten art work from Frederick’s kindergarten days. I posted it on the legendary Ethicurean website (now on hiatus) some years back, inspired by Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma which may be most remembered for exposing the vast use of corn-based ingredients in processed foods. Pollan may be the single biggest opinion leader in the real food movement and in honor of his new book Cooked, we remember our <3 for all things Pollan and for real food. From 2008:

Life is full of compromises, particularly if you have a kindergartener living in the house. On a recent stormy weekend, I made the grand announcement that I was going to read all weekend long and that it was everybody’s job to take care of me. That plan lasted about ten minutes. My son Frederick was antsy to paint pictures with me. We reached a compromise: I would read a chapter and he would work on a painting inspired by that chapter.

I was reading Michael Pollan’s “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” in anticipation of his new work, “In Defense of Food,” and Bonnie’s upcoming Q&A. Guess which section inspired this painting:

Pollan Painting: Children of the Corn from

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