The greatest thing since sliced bread? No-knead bread, of course. Credit: Eirik Solheim / Flickr Creative Commons
. . . If you want to bake any of these (really, really, really delicious foods) there’s one person you turn to. Mark Bittman. Formerly of the New York Times, he’s just released . And he’s got a lot of ideas about food and the way Americans prepare it.
- Don’t worry too much about being a perfect chef on your first attempt. Bittman says people should think about cooking like tennis. “No one expects to go out on a tennis court and hit the ball really well the first time they go out there.”
- Cooking benefits both your budget and your waistline. Bittman argues that “those who claimed that the food they were selling was more convenient than homemade food” have convinced the American people to turn to processed, industrial creations. Bittman believes we should embrace real, unadulterated food.
- How can we move away from an unhealthy and environmentally costly food system? Bittman wants to tax what he calls “non-food” items -- things like soda and junk food -- and use those taxes to subsidize fruits and vegetables.
- Potato nik. That sounds good, right? .
- And if you have a hankering for more Bittman recipes, .
- Bittman writes about how sugar taxes .