April 26, 2011
Lauren Ingraham Alexander
There’s been a lot of hub-bub lately about getting away from a diet mentality and more towards a life-style overhaul way of eating that would not only make you thinner but also feel great and make you less likely to get sick (and bonus help the earth not completely implode and kill us all with toxicity!) Luckily there’s the adorable Jamie Oliver to assist us with his prime time TV Food Revolution. But I don’t want to talk about Jamie. I do think he’s adorable though and am dying to make some Sexy Swedish Buns of my own.
Anyway….Bittman. Mark Bittman isn’t bad looking and writes a convincing book about why and how we can be modifying our food choices to make a healthier body and planet. Food Matters is the book I decided to read first among several food books I picked up while scrounging around my local chain book store that has gone bankrupt and is selling everything from the books to old coffee pots from the cafe. (Yes, I did buy some fixtures – such an attractive price on shelving!) My heart is all a-flutter because Mark (I call him Mark now) is giving me new hope and inspiration to keep thinking about food and learning to cook it.
It’s been just a few short hours since I paid for the book and now I am writing a blog post about how much I LOVE this book. First of all it’s as my daughter would say, “filled with statements of fact” that are not pleasant or fun to read – but truly eye opening.
And from what I can tell in the back is filled with recipes of wonder and plant-friendly goodness. Let the food fantasizing begin!
As I was reading up on Bittman I discovered that I am actually familar with his work – I have a copy of How to Cook Everything and I read it front to back a few months ago. It’s a small food world after all! I believe that and hope to make some changes in the ol’ meal plan; think about the food I shove in my and my family’s face. And if I share with the blog world what I learn and how much I fail (and maybe succeed) at winning the hearts and minds of my carb-avore/meat-aholic family….what a wonderful world this could be.