Wow. Our experiment is off to a great start—let's see if we can finish it off sooner than expected.
The simple recipes that pepper Mark Bittman's book, How To Cook Everything, can be found in the kitchens of newlyweds across the country. His no-nonsense food writing can also be found in The New York Times' "Minimalist" column, and on his blog, Bitten. In January 2009, Bittman released the book Food Matters, which promotes a healthier diet high in vegetables, but which doesn’t lecture readers. Brittney Andres spoke with Bittman about his favorite recepies, good ingredients for a recession, and why he's a vegan until 6 pm each day. She began by asking him why his book is important now, three years after the publication of a UN report on the dangers of meat consumption and Michael Pollan's book Omnivore's Dilemma.
UPDATE: On Novemeber 3, 2009, Mark Bittman is hoasting a fundraiser for Mother Jones in New York City. Details here.
Photo of Mark Bittman recipe used under a Creative Commons license by flickr user naotakem.