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Mark Bittman On Vegetarian Cooking For A Green Planet

Mark Bittman's spinach gnocchi. (Matthew Mead/AP file)
Mark Bittman's spinach gnocchi. (Matthew Mead/AP file)

Renowned food writer Mark Bittman gives us his vegetarian best. Food for a green planet. He’s with us.

Plus, we’ll talk with New York City Marathon winner Shalane Flanagan.

A whole lot of food-conscious Americans are working more vegetables into the diets these days.  Even meat lovers, NBA players, looking for that green way.  For a lighter feeling.  Better health.  A happier planet.  Food maven Mark Bittman loves the trend.  Big thumbs up.  And he knows people want those veggies tasty. He’s got the way.  This hour, On Point:  Mark Bittman, on how to cook everything vegetarian.  And I’ll talk with the first American woman to win the New York City Marathon in 40 years. —Tom Ashbrook


Mark Bittman, author and food columnist most recently of the 10th anniversary edition of “How To Cook Everything Vegetarian.” (@bittman)

From Tom’s Reading List:

Recipes from Mark Bittman:

Cauliflower salad with olives and bread crumbs:

Korean vegetable pancakes:

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