Topic: Mark Bittman

Morning Links: Mark Bittman Critiques McDonald’s Oatmeal

Morning Links: Mark Bittman Critiques McDonald's Oatmeal

Mark Bittman Slams McDonalds Oatmeal – Bittman says McDonald’s makes oatmeal wrong, even if you are okay with the calorie count. (New York Times)

Noisy Hospitals Might Be Killing People Studies show that the numerous alarms and beeps may wear on health care providers, creating confusion about how to care for patients. (GOOD)

Getting On Your Nerves – Researchers found that hyperactive nerve cells may contribute to depression in mice, hopefully revealing more about the cause and treatment options for depressive disorders. (ScienceDaily) More »

Morning Links: Sex With Smart Women Is Worth Less, Say Authors

Morning Links: Sex With Smart Women Is Worth Less, Say Authors

Goodbye, Minimalist – After over 13 years, Mark Bittman is leaving his “Minimalist” cooking column at the New York Times. Check out this video gallery of his greatest hits to commemorate his last week. (New York Times)

This Is Why You’re Sick – Avoid these 7 germiest public places to keep your sick day count from soaring. (Shine!)

Sex Is Getting Cheaper – Women’s success costs them sexual bargaining power, according to new book “Premarital Sex in America: How Young Americans Meet, Mate and Think About Marrying.” (Salon) More »

Meatless Monday: 10 Vegetarian Recipes From the Best Vegetarian Cookbooks

Meatless Monday: 10 Vegetarian Recipes From the Best Vegetarian Cookbooks

Whether you’re new to the Meatless Monday habit or have been cooking vegetarian recipes for a lifetime, it’s always good to add new ideas and cookbooks to your repertoire. We highly recommend buying yourself a couple of vegetarian cookbooks to get yourself used to cooking without meat and dairy at least a few times a week. (Our favorite “starter” books are Deborah Madison’s Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, Mollie Katzen’s Moosewood Cookbook, and Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything Vegetarian.) But if you like to try before you buy, we rounded up ten vegetarian and vegan recipes from some of our favorite vegetarian cookbooks. More »

Infographic: Food Access In America

Infographic: Food Access In America

Why You Have No Excuse Not to Cook More

In yesterday’s New York Times article, “Chop, Fry, Boil: Eating for One, or Six Billion,” Mark Bittman pointed out that fewer and fewer Americans eat home-cooked meals, partially due to their lack of access to good food. He brushes off the idea of food deserts — areas where there’s no access to fresh food for miles — as a poor excuse for laziness at the stove, stating that “although there certainly are urban and rural pockets where people have little access to fresh food, about 90 percent of American households own cars, and anyone who can drive to McDonald’s can drive to a supermarket.” But according to the infographic above, there are 2.3 million Americans living without a car and without a supermarket within a one-mile radius. More »

Meatless Monday: Mark Bittman’s Vegetarian Recipes

Meatless Monday: Mark Bittman's Vegetarian Recipes

Mark Bittman is one of the most widely-read food writers and cookbook authors in our country, and he’s on a crusade to get Americans eating less meat. He’s a columnist for the New York Times (which just published his article about sustainable eating to kick off the new year), but we’ve seen him popping up in lots of magazines, newspapers, and blogs, thanks to his message of eating less meat with policies like “vegan until six” or “lessmeatarianism.” Thankfully, we know he can walk the talk, thanks to hundreds of vegetarian recipes published in books like How to Cook Everything Vegetarian and The Food Matters Cookbook — as well as plenty of recipes online and in magazines. More »

Morning Links: Mark Bittman’s “Vegan Until Six” Diet

Morning Links: Mark Bittman's "Vegan Until Six" Diet

Mark Bittman Promotes His “Vegan Till Six” Diet – The newest issue of Bon Appetit features good-for-you recipes and advice that helped him lose 30 pounds and improve his health. (Bon Appetit)

But Dairy Could Prevent Diabetes – To prove that one answer doesn’t fit all, scientists find that compounds in dairy may cut diabetes risk. (ScienceDaily)

Bill Clinton Honored by Animal Rights Org. – The former Commander in Chief was named PETA’s Person of the Year of 2010, for publicly promoting the health benefits of a plant-based diet. (MindBodyGreen) More »

Murder Mystery Dinners and Sour Power Ingredients: The Wednesday Food Section

Murder Mystery Dinners and Sour Power Ingredients: The Wednesday Food Section

Verjuice is Ver-y In: According to the New York Times, this sour “power ingredient” (Verjuice Makes Sour Grapes a Good Thing)

Hosting a Murder Mystery: A Halloween-appropriate party primer (recipes included) from the Washington Post. (For a Murder Mystery Dinner, The Host Needs Some Cues)

Homemade Pumpkin Candy: Día de los Muertos treats featured in The Los Angeles Times are not your average Halloween candy. (The Artisan: La Zamorana, Making Candy the Old-Fashioned Way)

The American Diet Is the Worst Diet: According to Mark Bittman’s interview with The Seattle Times. (Q&A: NYT Columnist and Cookbook Author Mark Bittman) More »

Vegetarianism is meaningless. Reducing meat consumption while increasing your intake of dairy (and often fish, since many so-called vegetarians do eat some animals) doesn’t do either you, the animal kingdom, or the planet any good; you’re still eating too many animal products, the animals still suffer and die, and the greenhouse gases aren’t reduced, at least by much.

Vegetarianism is meaningless. Reducing meat consumption while increasing your intake of dairy (and often fish, since many so-called vegetarians do eat some animals) doesnât do either you, the animal kingdom, or the planet any good; youâre still eating too many animal products, the animals still suffer and die, and the greenhouse gases arenât reduced, at least by much.

New York Times columnist, cookbook author, and TV host Mark Bittman on the food philosophy he lives by, from our post: Mark Bittman’s Not a Vegetarian, He’s a Less-Meatarian: Q&A With the Author of How to Cook Everything

Burn Calories Like Heidi Klum and Eat Pasta Like Mark Bittman – Morning News Roundup

Burn Calories Like Heidi Klum and Eat Pasta Like Mark Bittman â Morning News Roundup

It’s OK to Have Small Breasts – According to the New York Times, an A-cup is fashionable. (New York Times)

American Teeth Aren’t Well Tended – This infographic shows woeful dental care stats. (Good Blog)

Mark Bittman Likes to Carb-Load – The cook/writer/runner blogged about loading on carbs before long runs, plus a recipe for pasta with onion and bacon. (Runner’s World)

Burn Calories Like Heidi Klum – By pushing a… stroller? People Magazine demonstrates basic human activity through Hollywood stars. (People) More »