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For years Mark Bittman has taught us to cook better and more simply. Since 2011, as a New York Times opinion columnist, he has helped us cut through the noise and rhetoric of food politics to become better consumers and citizens, joining a pantheon of food influencers, including Michael Pollan and Eric Schloss, who shape the way we talk about food.

Mark Bittman made headlines three years ago when it was revealed that, for the first time, the New York Times opinion page would feature a food writer to help us make sense of the tangled webs of food, health, environment, politics, and culture. Mark was the teacher who helped us cut through the pretense of cooking. And as an opinion columnist, Mark has delighted us, enraged us, and inspired us to do more for ourselves and our world in the same no-nonsense style.

In the tradition of his New York Times bestselling Food Matters, this book collects the best of his columns, updated to reflect the latest research and tied together with new material to give context. But this isn’t just a simple collection. Bittman is grouping pieces to show each of them in a new light—in some cases to show us how far we’ve come in just a few years and in some cases to show us the slow unfolding of stories as they have happened over time. What emerges is a collection that shows us the story of who we are as a nation of cooks, eaters, and voters, right now.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An intelligent rallying cry for anyone seeking a safe and healthy food supply, and all that entails. Kirkus Reviews
  • A Bone to Pick, a new collection of Bittman’s columns and features, is destined to become a staple for those who want to consider, more deeply, what’s on their plate. Salon.com

    “[Bittman’s] complaints about what he calls a “broken” food system are consistently balanced with viable solutions; his resounding message (“eat real food”) is simple enough, and supports his overall goal of human health and agricultural sustainability.  Bittman’s compelling essays are a call to action and a reminder to readers that the future of food – and of the planet – is in their own hands.
  • “Destined to become a staple for those who want to consider, more deeply, what’s on their plate.”

    Salon.com

  • “[Bittman’s] complaints about what he calls a “broken” food system are consistently balanced with viable solutions; his resounding message (“eat real food”) is simple enough and supports his overall goal of human health and agricultural sustainability. Bittman’s compelling essays are a call to action and a reminder to readers that the future of food—and of the planet—is in their own hands.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Deftly deconstructs how America’s reliance on fossil fuels, the cruel mass production of animals, and an overuse of hyperprocessed junk foods have created a food system in tatters and left many Americans sick…Makes grasping a multifaceted subject less daunting…Bittman bolsters his conclusions with the voices of numerous scientists…The author’s keen analysis of the weakness of the Food and Drug Administration and its failures regarding food safety proves especially informative and enraging…An intelligent rallying cry.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Narrator Robert Fass wisely opts for a conversational style, punctuated with a little attitude, to keep listeners’ full attention, even in the more fact-filled articles…Fass’ performance is expressive and engaging…Listeners will best appreciate this important collection one or two articles at a time, making this audiobook the perfect choice for a daily commute or lunchtime break.”

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