One of my favorite sites to visit is Ted.com, an interesting¬†online video library of “inspired talks by the world’s greatest thinkers and doers.” It really has some incredibly interesting and thoughtful lectures on everything from art and entertainment to science and global issues.

Recently, I happened upon a very interesting talk given by Mark Bittman, author of several cookbooks, including How to Cook Everything: Simple Recipes for Great Food, Mark Bittman’s Quick and Easy Recipes from the New York Times: Featuring 350 recipes from the author of HOW TO COOK EVERYTHING and THE BEST RECIPES IN THE WORLD, and How to Cook Everything Vegetarian: Simple Meatless Recipes for Great Food (How to Cook Everything).

It should be noted that Mr. Bittman is not a vegetarian, and certainly not a raw food enthusiast. This is perhaps an important point, because when discussing the issues surrounding our food choices with those who do not share the same thoughts on the subject, that divide in our thinking makes it too easy for others to reject what is being said out of hand.

Whatever your thoughts on food as it relates to both our own health and the health of our planet, I hope that you’ll find this as interesting as I did.

Food for thought, if nothing else.