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Episode 20

Episode 20 Take Food Seriously with Mark Bittman

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.”

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About The Host

Ellie Krieger

Well known from her Food Network show “Healthy Appetite” and Public Television series “Ellie’s Real Good Food,” Ellie Krieger is a New York Times bestselling, two-time James Beard Foundation award winning, and IACP award winning author of 7 cookbooks. She is a weekly food columnist for The Washington Post and has also been a columnist for Fine Cooking, Food Network magazines and USA Today. A registered dietitian nutritionist who earned her bachelors from Cornell University and her masters from Teachers College Columbia University, Ellie finds happiness living in NYC, where most days you can find her walking or biking around Central Park.

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