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Do not park at Benaroya. It takes a long time to leave at the end of the show. Park at the Art Museum, half a block away. And it is less expensive.
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Plan extra time for getting around downtown. Parking is available in the building for moderate price. Elevator takes you right inside, so you don't have to go outside in the rain.
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Mark Bittman: "The Future of Food"
18 ratings
3.4 average rating
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2 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 19 2012

Boring!! Not dynamic speaker. Poor slides.

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1 review
1 stars
attended Sep 19 2012

I think Mark Bittman's heart is in the right place and I think his cookbooks are fabulous. His writing for the New York Times is thought-provoking and interesting. His speaking skills leave a little little to be desired. there wasn't really any...continued

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5 reviews
1 stars
attended Sep 19 2012

He is very refreshing, bright and straight forward. Very clearly presented his views and simple solutions that each of us can do to create the change necessary. Great sense of humor and very entertaining.
Hopefully he will solve the slides issue...continued

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Mark Bittman’s talk is entitled The Future of Food, about the intersection of food, politics, the environment, and personal health. He’ll discuss “non-foods, like soda, and their impact, as well as how policy pushes foods, like wheat, meat, and dairy, that may be in no one’s best interests.” Plus he’ll discuss “the sticks and carrots that we need to move out of this mess.”

Most Sundays, Mark Bittman can be found in the food section of the _New York Times Magazine _where he focuses on preparing meals using a few ingredients in healthy and delicious ways. Bittman has been a journalist for over 40 years and a professional food writer since 1980. In 1987 he became the senior writer, later editor, of Cooks Illustrated, and in 1990 started writing for the New York Times; until recently, he had a weekly column, “The Minimalist.” He is the author of several books including _H__ow to Cook Everything_ (1998) and Food Matters (2010) and has hosted PBS series such as _Spain: On the Road Again, with Mario Batali and Gwyneth Paltrow (2008). _