Food for Thought - Mark Bittman's Talk ~ The Garden of Eating - a sinfully good blog about food

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Food for Thought - Mark Bittman's Talk

I wanted to share this excellent video of Mark Bittman, the NY Times food critic (a.k.a. "the minimalist") giving a talk about what's wrong with the way we eat. Click here to watch it now.

Bittman's talk is a nice summary of several of the books I've been reading - he gives a great, brief history of food and eating in the U.S. over the past 100 or so years (a short version of what I learned in Kitchen Literacy) and echoes Michael Pollan's advice to "eat food, not too much, mostly plants."

The talk is sponsored by
TED (which stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design) and it's just one of many amazing talks from their conferences so you may want to browse around on their site while you're there to see what else catches your interest - they are all completely free and very eye-opening.

Enjoy!

1 comment:

Chef JP said...

Excellent post--- I think the biggest problem with our overall approach to food in today's modern world is we don't take the TIME to savor it.