Speaking of food politics, Mark Bittman has retired his long-running “Minimalist” cooking column in the New York Times dining section and is moving over to the opinion pages, as well as writing for the Times Magazine. In addition to teaching people how to cook for themselves, Bittman has criticized the standard American diet and even popularized the idea of being “vegan before dinnertime.”
If this piece–“A Food Manifesto for the Future“–is any indication, Bittman’s focus is going to be on what’s wrong with our existing food system and proposing more just, healthful, and sustainable alternatives. Looks like it’ll be a must-read.
UPDATE: Bittman will also have a blog at the NYT to supplement his more formal op-ed and magazine pieces.