Food Is Everything.
Welcome to The Bittman Project
Lots of food publications embrace the pleasurable and entertaining parts of food and ignore everything else; others focus on the serious issues and ignore the joy. The Bittman Project does both.
We bring you new cooking projects and old favorites; fast, lazy, simple, terrific weeknight standbys; and challenging weekend adventures. We share letters from the kitchen, tips, tricks, techniques, tools, product recommendations, ingredients, family secrets. And we produce reported pieces, profiles, interviews, and rants about what’s broken in the food world (there’s a lot) and how to change things for the better.
We’ve officially launched our new home here (markbittman.com will take you there, too). Before you head over there, we’ve got a few things to share to make sure your site experience runs smoothly.
We have been talking about building a website that would wow you (and us) for years, and I’m happy to say we’re doing it.
If you’re my age – 73 – Thanksgiving is “JFK season,” a phrase originated by the subject of a recent Scott Sayere piece. Kennedy was shot on November 22, a Friday; Thanksgiving was the following Thursday. In my family, that was a busy time, anyway, because my parents’ wedding anniversary was November 23 and, for good measure, my mother’s birthday a week later. Throw in the occasional early Hanukkah and in some years, it was a full week of ritual, remembrances, and celebrations.
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We produce reported pieces, profiles, interviews, and rants about what’s broken in the food world (there’s a lot) and how to change things for the better. People sometimes tell me to just keep politics out of it. Respectfully: No. Food is political. We can’t and won’t ignore that.
We’re a team that shares a common set of values: specifically, that food should be fair to people and animals, affordable for everyone, nutritious, and produced in a way that respects nature and the environment. Food should also taste good; more often than not, that requires shopping, preparing, and cooking.
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Plus: Being delighted by squash, what “heritage” means, and I get interviewed This Week’s Marksisms…