Celebrity picks: Mark Bittman's favorite reads of 2019

Al Woodworth on September 03, 2019
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Bittman_mark_1.jpgWhere would home cooks be without Mark Bittman's classic, foundational cookbook How to Cook Everything? It's been twenty years since the cookbook first landed in kitchens across the country. To celebrate, Bittman has updated it in a new 20th edition, complete with new recipes, color photos, and variations like Slow-Simmered Beef Chili, My New Favorite Fried Chicken, and much more. In addition to his cookbooks, Bittman's New York Times column is a regular source of inspiration at my house - and his reading recommendations are pretty great as well. Here are Mark Bitttman's favorite reads of 2019.


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Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

A not-depressing if not exactly uplifting view, tinted by magical realism, of one possible future of the world from the point of view of two "immigrants," perhaps better thought of as wanderers.


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Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor

It starts like a missing-person novel, almost like a police procedural, but it's really anything but that. What it is, is a unique story of a town, and the hero is nature. I liked The Overstory; I loved this.


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The Path to Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson I by Robert A. Caro

Volume I of Caro's The Years of Lyndon Johnson. As close to a page-turner as biography can be, especially the Texas history. Highly recommended in audio; the reader is wonderful, and you can just walk around in a trance for a few weeks. (It's long.)


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Judd Apatow
Judd Apatow
David Baldacci
David Baldacci
Mark Bittman
Mark Bittman
Karamo Brown
Karamo Brown

Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant
Eva Chen
Eva Chen
Ani DiFranco
Ani DiFranco
Ree Drummond
Ree Drummond

Janet Evanovich
Janet Evanovich
Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Fallon
Flea
Flea
Tan France
Tan France

Elizabeth Gilbert
Elizabeth Gilbert
Chelsea Handler
Chelsea Handler
Rachel Hollis
Rachel Hollis
Bob Iger
Robert Iger

Elton John
Elton John
Stephen King
Stephen King
Jeff Kinney
Jeff Kinney
Hoda Kotb
Hoda Kotb

Debbie Macomber
Debbie Macomber
Admiral McRaven
Admiral McRaven
Erin Morgenstern
Erin Morgenstern
Lupita Nyong'o
Lupita Nyong'o

Delia Owens
Delia Owens
James Patterson
James Patterson
Louise Penny
Louise Penny
Dav Pilkey
Dav Pilkey

Antoni Porowski
Antoni Porowski
Rachel Ray
Rachael Ray
Jason Reynolds
Jason Reynolds
Rick Riordan
Rick Riordan

Adam Rippon
Adam Rippon
Salman Rushdie
Salman Rushdie
Drew Scott
Drew Scott
Jonathan Scott
Jonathan Scott

Ryan Serhant
Ryan Serhant
Carly Simon
Carly Simon
Simon Sinek
Simon Sinek
Gloria Steinem
Gloria Steinem

John Waters
John Waters
Lindy West
Lindy West
Ali Wong
Ali Wong


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