Food Matters

In my book, it’s officially summer.  The semester is over; the neighborhood pool is open; the days are longer; work revolves around writing; and family life takes on a greater dimension.  I just finished reading a book where the political, the personal, and the gastronomic come together: Mark Bittman’s Food Matters.  This is the same Mark Bittman who taught me how to make crusty delicious white bread.  But this book has taught me to think whole grain.  And vegan.

Mind-opening statistic: livestock production contributes more to global warming than transportation.  We already eat vegetarian at my house.  But I’ve never been much into gving up eggs and dairy.  I like Bittman’s approach: vegan until six.  I can do that.

Here’s another review of the book.