If you think nutritious, affordable, environmentally-friendly food is a right for all, there are things you can do, large and small, to move the needle in that direction. In this episode Mark Bittman, a leading voice in global food culture and policy for more than three decades, discusses why taking food seriously is a key mindset shift that can really make a difference.
Bittman has written thirty books, including the How to Cook Everything series, Food Matters, and two books in 2021: Animal, Vegetable, Junk: A History of Food from Sustainable to Suicidal, and Bittman Bread: No-Knead Whole Grain Baking for Every Day. He spent three decades at The New York Times, where he created “The Minimalist” and his 2007 Ted Talk, “What’s wrong with what we eat,” has been viewed five million times. He is a fellow at Yale and is on the faculty of Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health, and has won numerous awards for both journalism and books. Bittman is currently the editor-in-chief of The Bittman Project which sponsors a newsletter, website, and the podcast “Food, with Mark Bittman.”