Author(s): Mark Bittman
Bestselling author Mark Bittman anthologizes his popular Matrix series in a boldly graphic new cookbook that emphasizes creativity, improvisation, and simplicity as the keys to varied cooking. For years, Mark Bittman has shared his formulas, recipes, and kitchen improvisations in his popular "New York Times" Eat column, in which an ingredient or essential technique is presented in different variations in a bold matrix. Accompanied by striking photographs and brief, straightforward instructions, these thematic matrices show how simple changes in preparation and ingredient swaps in a master recipe can yield dishes that are each completely different from the original, and equally delicious. In "Mark Bittman s Kitchen Matrix," Mark s matrices come together to create a collection of over 400 flexible recipes covering vegetables, fruits, meats and chicken, and even desserts. Whether you're cooking up soup (creamy, brothy, earthy, or hearty), freezing ice pops (in fruity, savory, creamy, or boozy varieties), or preparing asparagus (steamed, roasted, stir-fried, or grilled)," " following" "Mark s approach to culinary improvisation will deliver stand-out results."
MARK BITTMAN has had a uniquely successful career in cookbooks and food journalism. He s written 15 books, including the now-classic "How to Cook Everything" and the bestselling "VB6" ("Vegan Before 6"), which defined a new style of American eating. His 13-year New York "Times "column The Minimalist was among the most popular in the paper, and he just completed a five-year run on the OpEd pages of the "Times, "where he was the first (and most influential) weekly columnist tackling food issues for a major media outlet."