The Food Matters Cookbook: 500 Revolutionary Recipes for Better Living (Hardcover)
 
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The Food Matters Cookbook: 500 Revolutionary Recipes for Better Living (Hardcover)

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    From the award-winning champion of conscious eating and author of the bestselling Food Matters comes The Food Matters Cookbook, offering the most comprehensive and straightforward ideas yet for cooking easy, delicious foods that are as go......more

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From the award-winning champion of conscious eating and author of the bestselling Food Matters comes The Food Matters Cookbook, offering the most comprehensive and straightforward ideas yet for cooking easy, delicious foods that are as good for you as they are for the planet.

The Food Matters Cookbook
is the essential encyclopedia and guidebook to responsible eating, with more than 500 recipes that capture Bittman’s typically relaxed approach to everything in the kitchen. There is no finger-wagging here, just a no-nonsense and highly flexible case for eating more plants while cutting back on animal products, processed food, and of course junk. But for Bittman, flipping the ratio of your diet to something more virtuous and better for your body doesn’t involve avoiding any foods—indeed, there is no sacrifice here.

Since his own health prompted him to change his diet, Bittman has perfected cooking tasty, creative, and forward-thinking dishes based on vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. Meat and other animal products are often included—but no longer as the centerpiece. In fact the majority of these recipes include fish, poultry, meat, eggs, or dairy, using them for their flavor, texture, and satisfying nature without depending on them for bulk. Roasted Pork Shoulder with Potatoes, Apples, and Onions and Linguine with Cherry Tomatoes and Clams are perfect examples. Many sound downright decadent: Pasta with Asparagus, Bacon, and Egg; Stuffed Pizza with Broccoli, White Beans, and Sausage; or Roasted Butternut Chowder with Apples and Bacon, for example.

There are vegetarian recipes, too, and they have flair without being complicated—recipes like Beet Tartare, Lentil "Caviar" with All the Trimmings, Radish-Walnut Tea Sandwiches, and Succotash Salad. Bittman is a firm believer in snacking, but in the right way. Instead of packaged cookies or greasy chips, Bittman suggests Seasoned Popcorn with Grated Parmesan or Fruit a...

Author:
Bittman, Mark
Genre:
COOKING / Health & Healing / General
Audience:
General/trade
Format:
Hardcover
Pages:
645
Language:
English
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Publish Date:
09/21/2010
Copyright Year:
2010
ISBN:
9781439120231
Height:
9.5 in
Wdth:
7.75 in
Thickness:
1.5 in
Unit weight:
2.8 lb
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  • Classic Bittman

    This book is great if you find Mark Bittman's other recipes too heavy. I've been trying to find good recipes for cutting back on the amount of meat I eat and this book lists great alternatives and substitutions for meat. There are some weird sounding recipes in here but I'm still tempted to try them... overall a great book.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • Excellent

    This is a great book to supplement Bittman's How to Cook Everything cookbook. The recipes are certainly healthier, and for the most part, good for vegetarians (with some recipes that include meat, chicken and fish).

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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