The Making of the Minimalist
“People buy food in supermarkets,” said Mr. Bittman. “And they’re gonna buy food in supermarkets. So, it doesn’t matter if they buy good meat at the farmers’ market or good broccoli; what matters is they go to the supermarket and buy good broccoli—or even bad broccoli!—instead of meat.
“The grass-fed beef concept is really great,” he went on, “but if you don’t cut consumption, it doesn’t matter. There’s not enough room for grass-fed beef any more than there’s enough room for imprisoned beef.”
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Mark Bittman used to bother the heck out of me. His cooking skills made me cringe (In all candor, I'm not sure mine would look much better on camera.). The thesis of "The Minimalist" , his weekly column in The New York Times, which suggests that anybody can cook anything in under 60 minutes, left me cold. However, lately I have come to admire the quality of his writing, his apparently unabashed confidence in his opinions and his willingness to say things that are uncomfortable. To wit
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