Mark Bittman

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2014

    LYFE Kitchen Is Open in the West Village

    Amid the competing tortilla smells of Mi Cocina and Taco Diner, LYFE officially opened in the West Village yesterday, holding a special event last evening for media and food bloggers. I sneaked in during lunch service earlier that afternoon, half because I was curious about the place Mark Bittman ca ... More >>

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    June 2, 2014

    Lyfe Kitchen Is Bringing its Fancy Fast Food to Fancy Dallas

    The last time I heard about Lyfe Kitchen it was mentioned in an article in the New York Times Magazine a little more than a year ago. Mark Bittman was lamenting the options for affordable, healthy dining on the quick in America, and was resigned to bean burritos from Taco Bell and veggie sandwiches ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    If You Really Love Your Mother, You Should Blow Off Mother's Day Brunch

    Ah, Mother's Day -- the one day of the year that actually surpasses the restaurant dog and pony show that is Valentine's Day. According to the National Restaurant Association, it's the busiest restaurant day of the year. If you don't believe them just ask anyone you know who works in the industry if ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2013

    Start's Real Food Fast Is Just What a NYT Mag Writer Sought. Too Bad He Went to Taco Bell.

    In a recent New York Times Magazine, Mark Bittman endorses Taco Bell's bean burrito. Well, not really, but he does point out that from a nutritional standpoint the "mushy beans in that soft tortilla" are a lot better than the alternatives. Bittman uses the anecdote to launch into an appraisal of new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    After Three Months of Meatless Mondays, It's Officially Not So Terrible. Except the Tofu.

    March has come and gone, which means that somehow three months have already passed since we began this whole Meatless Monday endeavor -- I've eaten a lot of vegetarian meals over the past hundred or so days, some memorably delicious, others notably terrible, as well as some not worth mentioning. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    The Egg is Taking Over the Food World

    One of my greatest culinary achievements was borne out of necessity. I was in a late-morning haze and needed sustenance, and I found some leftover chana masala and some rice in the fridge. While the rice and curry was heating in the microwave (stay classy, self), I fried an egg in pan coated (OK, dr ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 1, 2012
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    February 28, 2012

    Is Meatless Monday Working? Maybe.

    Back in January, Mark Bittman penned a little number highlighting various reports that indicated reduced meat consumption in America. He said we were all eating less meat, and I thought that was pretty great. I even tweeted about it. "Is Meatless Monday working?" I asked, and added a link to the ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    Food Day Is Here. Here's How to Celebrate.

    ​Today is Food Day. And while most food holidays are utter bullshit, I tend to think that this is actually an important holiday. Food Day is targeted, focusing on conscious eating, local sourcing, organic ingredients, and basically cooking like you give a damn. According to a local Food Day ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    What You Eat Is Just As Important As When You Choose To Eat It

    Flickr​ I'd been thinking that keeping an eye on the total amount of calories I consume, regardless of when I eat was the key from not gaining weight. Eat a huge meal here, skip one there and things will all balance out, right? Turns out a simple calorie count may not be the only key to maint ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Here's How Dallas is Celebrating American Cheese Month

    Most food holidays start with "National." National Tequila Day and National Rum Day have both been marked on City of Ate in recent months. Tomorrow is National Taco Day, and if you're inclined you can refer to this calendar, which demonstrates nearly every day of the year is devoted to a specific fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    Texas Author Kaleta Doolin Gets Nostalgic For Fritos Pie

    ​I've stumbled upon another book written by a Texas author and released recently. Kaleta Doolin's Fritos Pie came out late this summer, and I've just finished plowing through the copy that landed on my desk. The short paperback chronicles the genesis of the popular corn chip that subsequently ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Food Taxes Alone Won't Keep Us From Becoming Fat Asses

    Would you eat less if this burger was taxed?​Between double brunches I thumbed through the Sunday papers, hunting for relevant food news so you don't have to. Most papers are slathered with stories about the heat, but there were a few food gems ... The Morning News re-printed a Chicago Tribun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Of Gluttony, Hot Meat, Luscious Tomatoes and Dirty Chocolate: A Sinful Week in Food News

    flickr user advencapGratuitous tomato porn.​ The FDA is under scrutiny in The New York Times this week. Looks like the serving sizes listed on nutrition labels may be getting a new look and Observer Editor Joe Tone will have a new and legitimate excuse to Hoover down ice cream by the pint. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Sunday Feed: Taxin' Junk Food Edition

    In case you were to‚Äčo busy this Sunday to lounge around and thumb through the morning papers, we've taken a crack at culling some interesting stories. You're on your own for coffee though.In The New York Times, Mark Bittman penned a provocative piece calling for a bad-food tax. Citing the well doc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    Seriously, Has Nobody Seen RoboCop? Dallas Has Been "New Detroit" For Years.

    ​Apparently a whole lot of people around the country took a look at the very strange campaign advertisement for Debbie Georgatos that Wilonsky posted here Sunday morning -- a video to promote her unsuccessful campaign for chairman of the Dallas County Republican Party. Judging by the comments, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    Mark Bittman: A Minimalist with Maximalist Appeal

    Mark Bittman​I first spied and became a closet fan of New Yawk's home cook supreme, Mark Bittman, when I wandered over to his video segments on The New York Times website. OK, technically speaking, I first fell for Bittman's totally unprepossessing way with words and ingredients in his "minima ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    Food For Thought 2.11.09

    "The real danger to our bodies and our planet, in terms of poisoning the earth and global warming, is the industrial raising of meat and fish. Do I think eating a bowl of pasta is a crime against humanity? No. Do I think eating half a pound of meat is? Yes." (Mark Bittman as quoted in the March issu ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 28, 2005

    Out to Pasture

    Out to Pasture: Farewell to $4 burgers and the Feed Bag