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Mark Bittman

From Mark Bittman.com: I'm not a chef, and I never have been. And though I've cooked with some of the best-known chefs in the world, I've never had formal training, and I've never worked in a restaurant. None of which has gotten in the way of my mission to get people cooking simply, comfortably, and well.

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The Best Picnics Are Made at Home

The Best Picnics Are Made at Home

Skip the sandwiches and salads from the grocery store and try these packable homemade options instead.

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Finding Your Comfort Food

Finding Your Comfort Food

At home, I don’t experiment much. I channel my childhood.

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Farmers’ Market Values

Farmers’ Market Values

There’s no better place to buy produce. And while to some extent you get what you pay for, there are high-quality bargains if you’re willing to shop.

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Introducing the National Soda Tax

Introducing the National Soda Tax

True, it has virtually no chance of passing right now, but these things take time: look at the national health care act, or anti-tobacco legislation.

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The SWEET Act

The SWEET Act

The text of the bill to tax sugar-sweetened beverages proposed by Rep. Rosa DeLauro.

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French Food Goes Down

French Food Goes Down

Slapping a “homemade” label onto menus isn’t going to reverse a sad trend.

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The True Cost of a Burger

The True Cost of a Burger

Only by including external costs, or “externalities,” can you arrive at the true cost of something. And cheeseburgers have externalities in spades.

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Giving Tofu the New Look It Deserves

Giving Tofu the New Look It Deserves

In an era when many cooks are looking to cut back on meat, it’s an ingredient worth taking seriously. Finally.

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A Congressional Plea for Meatless Mondays

A Congressional Plea for Meatless Mondays

Rep. Tony Cárdenas of California has urged the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus to observe Meatless Mondays.

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Rethinking the Word ‘Foodie’

Rethinking the Word ‘Foodie’

Pleasure is just one aspect. It’s even more important to reflect our values.

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