The Lorenzo Cultural Center is hosting a unique opportunity to learn about what’s wrong with the way we eat from best-selling author and New York Times food columnist Mark Bittman on Thursday, November 17, at 7 p.m.
This is not the first time Bittman has visited the Detroit area. Earlier this year, after going on a tour of the city led by Detroit Eastern Market president Dan Carmody, Bittman wrote a column about Detroit’s progress in urban farming. Carmody will introduce Bittman when he again visits next Thursday at the Lorenzo Cultural Center.
Preceding the presentation, Bittman will also participate in a meet and greet reception at 5:30 p.m., offering the opportunity to meet Bittman. Copies of his latest book, The Food Matters Cookbook: 500 Revolutionary Recipes for Better Living, will also be available for purchase for those interested in having Bittman sign their copies. Tickets are limited for the meet and greet reception, which is close to capacity. The tickets are $20 per person and include admission to the presentation at 7 p.m.
Tickets to attend only the 7 p.m. presentation are $15 per person, and $5 for seniors, students and military. They can be purchased by calling 586.286.2222 or visiting www.MacombCenter.com
About Mark Bittman
Mark Bittman is the author of the “Minimalist” column, which runs weekly in the Dining section of The Times. He is one of the country’s best known and widely-admired food writers. Mr. Bittman’s best-selling How to Cook Everything has sold millions of copies; his book, How to Cook Everything Vegetarian, was one of the best-selling cookbooks of 2007. How to Cook Everything won the Julia Child General Cookbook Award, the James Beard General Cookbook Award, and three other major international cookbook awards; it also spent a record 130 weeks on the Los Angeles Times’ “Cookbook Hot List.”
Not only is he in print, he also makes appearances on the NBC’s “Today” show. His PBS series “Bittman Takes on America’s Chefs,” which first aired in spring 2005 and won the James Beard Award for the best cooking series of 2005. The second season, “The Best Recipes in the World,” also aired on PBS. This past year, he traveled to Spain to tape “Spain: On the Road Again” another series for public television.
Lorenzo Cultural Center
The Lorenzo Cultural Center (www.LorenzoCultural Center.com) explores the influences and experiences that shape our community’s heritage, examining topics from a variety of perspectives and creating interactive opportunities for learning, celebration and entertainment. Located on Macomb Community College’s Center Campus, the cultural center is adjacent to the Macomb Center for Performing Arts.
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