Welcome to “10 Things We Love,” a roundup that includes a preview of our favorite stuff on The Bittman Project, as well as posts you have loved (or may have missed) that are especially relevant right now.
January advice from Mark in The New York Times
Mark’s piece that ran last January and it’s as relevant as ever: “Why Your New Years Diet Is Doomed.”
Excessive weight is a symptom — not one of laziness, stupidity or a lack of discipline but of a food system that thrives on pushing junk. The struggle is really between you and the Big Food marketers that sell you that junk — their most profitable products — and politicians who enable them.
The 3rd Annual Bi-Rite x Bittman California Citrus Experience Box
Yes, you have until February, but take note that it sold out early last year. Check it out here:
Kayla Stewart on a favorite New Orleans spot
You’ve seen her byline here and here in the past month as well her regular contributions on The Bittman Project. We’re super excited for her upcoming piece on Dooky Chase’s, a New Orleans favorite since 1941.
Good news “Beyond the Kitchen”
Mark has long been telling things as they are when it comes to the state of food and its relationship to, well, everything. While we’ll keep reporting pieces like those, we’ll be introducing more success stories “Beyond the Kitchen” of people who are fighting climate change, winning social justice battles, raising wages, combating racism, and more. Look for the first of the series next week.
This month’s discussion thread
Mark your calendar: We’re talking citrus — what you like, where you buy it, how you use it to brighten up your winter — on Thursday, Jan. 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. EST. We’ll update you on this and other threads on Mondays.
5 recipes for the darkest season
Though we’re just past the winter solstice, we have a few months of frigid winter temperatures ahead. Here are some delicious dishes to ward off the cold and enjoy the season.
A Friday giveaway
Look for a great member giveaway we’ll announce a week from today that you won’t want to miss.
Sandwiches for the season
Melissa kicks off this Monday’s “What’s for Dinner?” with a collection of sandwiches you’ll be excited to make.
You know you’re well into adulthood when you are excited about cabbage, the cruciferous vegetable that’s good for you and goes with just about anything. Here are 12 knockout cabbage dishes for you to try.