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What’s Your Question For Mark Bittman?

We’ve got a terrific On Point Live event coming up this Thursday evening. Tom will be interviewing food author and columnist Mark Bittman at the Paramount Theater in Boston. (Unfortunately, tickets are already sold out, but we’ll be broadcasting the show on Friday.)

What we need from you are some questions for Mark. What do you want to ask a food superstar — about cooking? Health? Food’s global impact? “Flexitarianism“?

Give us your questions on this thread, and tell us where you’re from, if you’re willing!

Update: Here’s an excerpt from Mark Bittman’s new book: “VB6″

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  • Markus6

    What does Mark think of the work of Gary Taubes on carbohydrates? Specifically, how carbs (through insulin) are the principle determiner of how fat we are. 

    Personally, I find Taubes refreshing as he does his homework on scientific studies whereas most diet experts seem to rely far too much on anecdotes and what works for them. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/travis.pettengill Travis Pettengill

    … regarding the statement just made moments ago that, to paraphrase, there are consequences to breaking the  law and Manning has embraced those consequences. That is shear nonsense. Why don’t we let Manning speak for himself instead of letting a talking head putting words in his mouth?  He is facing an impossible situation in a  military court against a  plaintif with infinite resources.  Do you really think he is embracing the guilty plea  and not just playing ball?  I held a  secret clearance myself as a  civilian employee of the DoD and I thank god I never came across anything as horrendous as what Manning did. Manning deserves nothing less than the utmost gratitude from americans and iraqis for exposing war crimes.  

  • Ravenword

    I am a single mom with an 8-year-old. I love the idea of this new eating regimen, but how safe is it for children?
    Taylor, Gloucester, MA

  • riknlaur

    What about all the potassium in orange juice? Isn’t that good?
    rik from Corinth VT

  • TJPhoto40

    I can’t think of a more important issue than what we take into our body everyday for nourishment and overall health.  Hippocrates wisely said “Let food be thy medicine,” yet most doctors in this country know far too little about food and its impacts on health, though that situation is slowly improving.  People often talk of their dietary preferences defensively, since they’re really nothing more than habits that many of us are unwilling to give up, claiming these addictive patterns are so pleasurable we would rather die early rather than sacrifice these supposed comfort foods. 

    If most people would slowly convert to a better way of eating, we’d be much less prone to degenerative diseases and our healthcare costs would drop dramatically as a nation.  The best way to combat resistance by those who are hostile to changing is by education and gradual modification of habits.  More than anything, cutting back on simple sugars and processed foods while eating green vegetables in the mix would help tremendously.  This is something virtually all the commentators–from Dr. Oz to Gary Taubes–agree on.  

    As for the morning meal, a subject Tom Ashbrook mentions in this program, I have one suggestion for Tom and others who aren’t already with it.  Try a hot multigrain cereal with a bit of cinnamon and/or sliced banana, and a little almond milk poured onto it.  This is a meal that’s satisfying, filling, nutritious and keeps your system going with sustained energy for much longer than standard fast breakfasts, but is quite easy and quick to prepare.  

    Happy eating!

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