The Minimalist on Food

I haven’t had a lot of time or patience for the food hysteria  that took hold of North Americans over the past five years; the ridiculous argument over organic versus local struck me as mostly a replay of the equally ridiculous debate over paper or plastic grocery bags, or incadescent versus fluorescent bulbs.  What the whole debate has long needed is someone with a combination of real knowledge and good sense; and he’s finally arrived in the form of Mark Bittman.