In The Food Matters Cookbook: 500 Revolutionary Recipes for Better Living, Mark Bittman offers over 500 recipes for fresh, delicious dishes that rely largely on fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Fish, meat, and poultry are treated as garnishes and for those who prefer to avoid meat, there are plenty of vegetarian recipes.
The book also discusses why food matters to our health and to that of the planet. There's information on what ingredients are best and how to buy seasonally, responsibly, and sustainably, whether you're shopping for tomatoes or grass fed beef.
Mark Bittman writes (mostly) about food for the Times Opinion pages, and is The Magazine’s lead food columnist. He is the author of “VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00” and “How To Cook Everything.”