Yep, you heard it right. Mark Bittman himself, a leading food writer, cookbook author extraordinaire, New York Times columnist and healthy food advocate will keynote Natural Products Expo West 2015.
Bittman will speak March 7 at the annual conference in Anaheim, Calif.
Bittman was exhalted to food world fame through his 13 years writing the "Minimalist" column in the New York Times' Dining section, as well as numerous cookbooks including the bestselling How to Cook Everything and How to Cook Everything Vegetarian. His newest book, Vegan Before 6 P.M., gives readers the tools to move to a flexitarian diet.
Check out some of our favorite quotes from Bittman's recent columns:
"In sum: Sugar is not the enemy, or not the only enemy. The enemy is hyperprocessed food, including sugar." — "What Causes Weight Gain" in The New York Times
"Julia Child, goddess of fat, is beaming somewhere. Butter is back, and when you’re looking for a few chunks of pork for a stew, you can resume searching for the best pieces — the ones with the most fat." — "Butter is Back" in The New York Times
"Junk food companies are acting very much like tobacco companies did 30 years ago." — in the film Fed Up
"Climate change, diet and agriculture are inexorably intertwined; we can’t tackle climate change without changing industrial agriculture, and we can’t change industrial agriculture without tackling diet." — "An Inconvenient Truth About Our Food" in The New York Times
"You want an acronym? Let’s try ERF: Eat Real Food." — "Is 'Eat Real Food' Unthinkable?" in The New York Times