No, no, Mark, say it ain’t so!

I’m in shock.  Today marks the end of Mark Bittman’s Minimalist Column in the New York Times.  Mark, Mark, how will we continue without you?

Well, it won’t be cold turkey, fortunately.  We’ll still find him in the Opinion section (where he will advocate for good food practices and policies), and also, he assures us, in a weekly recipe column in the Sunday Magazine, starting in March. (Gee, this might mean I finally cook some of those Magazine recipes, which, while often interesting to read, have seldom propelled me into the kitchen.)

Mark, you have been my (and millions of others) faithful companion in the kitchen since your column started in 1997.  You have done yeoman’s duty in teaching us how to enjoy “spontaneous weeknight cooking,” as you put it when I was privileged to interview you for an appearance you made at Wegmans in 2001. 

I’ll bet you’re looking foward to a change of pace, I know it can be hard to crank out the same column, year after year after year, but you always sounded excited about your topic.  We owe you a world of thanks.  Really, you have made my own time in the kitchen a joyful thing.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s