Los Angeles

Mark Bittman and The Food Matters Cookbook

Mark Bittman, known to New York Times readers as The Minimalist, has turned his attention in recent years to the question of how to reduce one’s carbon footprint and waistline without sacrificing taste and pleasure. It can be done!

A supporter of good, clean, and fair food, Bittman has been a consistent source of reliable guidance about what to do with those grains, legumes, and vegetables that may be outside your comfort zone. And if reading recipes still leaves you a little uncertain, his video series is a must-see. (His latest, on quick “preserved” lemons, is embedded below.)

This coming week, Bittman will visit Los Angeles to promote his latest cookbook, The Food Matters Cookbook: 500 Revolutionary Recipes for Better Living. Sharing the stage will be Evan Kleiman, host of KCRW’s “Good Food” and the founder of Slow Food Los Angeles.

When: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 beginning at 7:30pm
Where: The Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles. [map + directions]
Cost: $15 per person, advance reservations required. Tickets can be purchased online through the Skirball’s website. Parking is free.

The conversation will be followed by a tasting (of recipes from the book) and booksigning. (Books must be purchased separately; admission does not include a copy of the book.)