Chef Mark Bittman



MAY 30

TICKETS: $35 / $45 / $99*
*$99 ticket includes a copy of the new anniversary edition of How to Cook Everything and a post-show meet and greet with Mark Bittman. Limited quantity.


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In partnership with Coastal Foodshed

Save the date! Saturday, May 30
FARMERS MARKET in front of The Z!
Shop the fresh, local ingredients Mark Bittman will use to make his on-stage dish.

Heated: An Evening with Mark Bittman

The celebrated chef and author takes the historic Zeiterion stage for a unique and fulfilling evening!

The New York Times best-selling author who literally wrote How to Cook Everything is coming to New Bedford to impart his wisdom and inspiration about the future of food. At the heart of his appearance, Bittman will offer a live cooking demonstration, televised on screens inside in the theater so the audience won’t miss a step. As he cooks, he’ll share his thoughts on food chain supply, sustainability, and his two recent books: the 20th Anniversary of How to Cook Everything and How to Eat, which he co-wrote with Dr. David Katz. Bittman’s appearance is sure to inspire questions, which he’ll answer during the Q & A session that will culminate the evening.

For those interested in a VIP experience, the top tier ticket includes a meet & greet and photo opportunity with Chef Mark Bittman after the show, as well as a copy of How to Cook Everything—Completely Revised Twentieth Anniversary Edition: Simple Recipes for Great Food.

As a chef, Bittman is interested in the people who source what he cooks — and in the economic difficulties even the best farmers can face in making a living. He has written frequently on the need for us to pay more attention to the economics of raising and selling healthy food. This has inspired The Z to partner with Coastal Foodshed to offer a farmer’s market in front of theater prior to the show. Join us at the Zeiterion Farm & Food Market Celebrating Chef Mark Bittman’s Appearance, free and open to the public on May 30 from 3 to 7PM.

Bittman is the author of 20 acclaimed books, including the How to Cook Everything series, the award-winning Food Matters, and The New York Times number-one bestseller, VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00.

For more than two decades his popular and compelling stories appeared in the Times, where he was ultimately the lead food writer for the Sunday Magazine and became the country’s first food-focused Op-Ed columnist for a major news publication. Bittman has starred in four television series, including Showtime’s Emmy-winning Years of Living Dangerously. He has written for nearly every major newspaper in the United States and many magazines and has spoken at dozens of universities and conferences; his 2007 TED talk has more than a million views. He was a distinguished fellow at the University of California (Berkeley) and a fellow at the Union of Concerned Scientists; he is a member of the faculty of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. Throughout his career Bittman has strived for the same goal: to make the food, in all its aspects, understandable.

“All hail the 100 Greatest Home Cooks of All Time, Epicurious’ pantheon of inventors, improvisers, entertainers, and home economists who changed the way we all eat today.”
- Epicurious

See why Mark Bittman's TEDTalk has 4,673,000 views...