Monday, April 5, 2010

Bites of Bittman--Now We're Cooking with Mark!

It was a fun six months of cooking with Domestic Goddess Nigella Lawson but this week there is a new cook in the kitchen and it's Mark Bittman. Known as "The Minimalist" for his easy cooking style and simple delicious recipes, Bittman is a food journalist, prolific cookbook author, avid home cook, television personality and of course, a lover of great food.

Whether you have cooked with Bittman before or are just getting introduced, we thought we would kick off the next six months with a little get acquainted party and some Bites of Bittman; appetizers or small plates of his delicious food to pass around and share.

So pick a Mark Bittman recipe that sounds delicious to you, from one of his many books, his website, his blog "Bitten" and weekly column "The Minimalist" at the New York Times, or on the web. (There are some links on the side bar if you get stuck). Make and post your Bittman creation by Sunday, April 11th.

We will see you at the welcome party with your "Bites of Bittman!"

(BTW--Don't forget to see what ended up in last week's Easter Basket with Nigella)

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I Heart Cooking Clubs *Bites of Bittman* Participants
1. Kim- Deviled Egg Throwdown
2. Natashya - BLT Salad
3. DebinHawaii--Lentil Veggie Burger Sliders
4. Tina Marie (Crab Stiffed Mushrooms and Roasted Asparagus)
5. Beth Anne
6. Beth Anne - Warm Salad of Scallops and Tender Greens
7. Andreas - Sweet Potato and Quinoa Salad
8. Katie - Vegetable Pancakes
9. Couscous & Consciousness
10. Michael and Carla
11. girlichef- Chickpea Sliders
12. Joanne - Plum Tomato Pizza with Pesto
13. Jenny @ All Things Edible
14. Maggie
15. Comfy Cook - Carmelized Nuts
16. Andrea at Nummy Kitchen -- Baked Goat Cheese
17. Natalia- Vegetable pancakes

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NKP said...

Yay! The beginning of a new season and new chef! Very exciting, thanks Deb!

Joanna said...

I am so excited for this round! I'm off to the library today to pick up my first cookbook :) I haven't decided which one I'll actually buy, yet!

Kim said...

Great post Deb! I am more than excited to start cooking with Bittman. Just received my copy of How to Cook Everything Vegetarian and also his Kitchen Express and I LOVE them both!

Heather S-G said...

Yes!! I'm so happy that Bittman "won"!! Since I have just about every page in Kitchen Express bookmarked and love everything else of his....I'd better get started! :)

Nummy Kitchen said...

Yay, excited to start cooking with Bittman! I was just look through HTCEV and everything sounds delicious, I seriously think I could cook with only this book for a year (or more) and be happy -- now to pick something for Bites...hmmm, so many choices :)

Kim said...

Just posted my first Mark Bittman Throwdown. Hooray for deviled eggs!

Chats the Comfy Cook said...

I have been reading his books like novels or instruction books. I learn so much from reading his insights into cooking. I also have loads of recipes, I want to make. Looking forward to it.

NKP said...

Yay Andrea! I am so glad there is so much to offer for you. I have that book too and I love it.

Kim - great deviled eggs throwdown! I love the jalapeno idea too and will make some soon. I can't resist deviled eggs.

Just posted a BLT Salad - that would be perfect with Kim's Deviled Eggs!

Heather S-G said...

Natashya...I'm pretty sure that's the prettiest salad I've ever seen. Plus, YUM! Love BLT in any form :D

Deb in Hawaii said...

The eggs and salad both look wonderful. I just posted my Lentil Veggie Burger Sliders. Little, cute and delicious.

So nice to see all the excitement with our new cook! ;-)

Tina said...

This will be more fun than I originally thought! I am no longer sulking for Jamie...loving my latest Bittman cookbook!

Ty'sMommy said...

I am loving this so far! I have mine up (but OOPS! I hit Mr Linky twice! Sorry!).

NKP said...

Great looking salad Beth Anne! I love scallops. And I am all for amping up the seasoning!

Andreas said...

Post is up.

Domestic Kate said...

Added a post for vegetable pancakes. Love seeing what everyone else made!

Couscous & Consciousness said...

I've just added my post for Summer Rolls. I really enjoyed these and am inspired to try many of dishes that others have made. Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration.

Carla and Michael said...

I would very much love to join the Club. Tis is my first post here. Though not very pretty pictures, this was certainly delicious. Thank you in advance.

NKP said...

Wonderful, Carla! You have been added to the blogroll. Welcome!
Great Welsh Rarebit, I love it. :)

NKP said...

Great quinoa Andreas! Welcome! I added you to the blogroll. Sorry it took so long, I thought you were already on it!

Heather S-G said...

My chickpea sliders are posted! mmmmmmmm :P"""""""

Kim said...

What a fantastic turnout for our first week with Mark Bittman. It certainly looks like we are all eating well;D

Jenny said...

Oops I forgot to write what I made in my linky. I'll try to remember next time.

Unknown said...

Hello everyone! I am a "newbie". I just posted my first post and forgot to write what I made. (still learning the ropes of blogging here.) I made the veggie pancakes this week and they were delicious and healthy.

Smile bunches today!
Maggie..aka..The country cook

Heather S-G said...

No problem Maggie! Welcome to IHCC, you're on the blogroll and we're very excited to have you cooking with us! Your veggie pancakes look like the perfect way to start out your journey...YUM! :D

Chats the Comfy Cook said...

I am happy to be posting my first Mark Bittman recipe. A new start. It is exciting.

Andrea at Nummy Kitchen said...

Slipping in at the last minute with some baked goat cheese medallions, yum!

natalia said...

Ciao !! I'm anxious to get to know Mark Bittman !! Thank you !!!