A New York Times columnist and the celebrated author of bestsellers like How to Cook Everything and VB6 is now debuting his latest project. His podcast, “Food with Mark Bittman,” launched on Airwave Media this week.
To the well-informed foodie, Bittman is a familiar name. With decades of coverage under his belt, this journalist is bringing his wealth of knowledge on food and cooking to the air. The show is a one-stop shop covering all things food, from best practices in the kitchen to the complexities of food and farming to shopping ethically to tailored diets. His distinctive keen commentary is interspersed with expert food tips from industry greats.
Endeavoring to cover “all aspects of food,” as Bittman said to Clean Eating, the scope of the show is broad. Fittingly, so is its guestlist. The host shares conversations with everyone from home cooks to politicians to activists to celebrities — food lovers, in general.
The podcast opens with an episode featuring distinguished British food writer and TV cook Nigella Lawson. The pair discuss cooking exhaustion, why Nigella does not identify as a celebrity chef and the problematic phrase ‘guilty pleasures.’
Future guests include household names such as actor Ted Danson, musician Moby, world-renowned primatologist Jane Goodall, and many more. And of course, the list also includes giants of the food world, such as Carla Hall, Tom Colicchio, Eric Ripert, Dawn Davis and others.
“Food with Mark Bittman” mirrors the journalist’s own highly varied career, authoring thirty books and covering everything from foodie culture to farming to politics. Who better to tackle the endless conversations on food than the writer with over 40 years of experience on the topic? Even outside of the food world, Bittman’s work is well-known – his 2007 TED talk has over four million views.
“Modesty aside, no one else is equipped to do it,” Bittman said to CE. “My experience as a cook, a person who’s worked with chefs, a serious food journalist, an opinion writer, even a food historian allied with contemporary activists, is unique. We think the show will be too. I want people to listen and to say “Huh. I never thought about food that way.””
Airwave Media’s Chief Content Officer Ben Mathis seconds this belief, quoted as saying “No one on the planet knows more about food and cooking than Mark.”