Mark Bittman in Conversation on May 23

Food writer Mark Bittman will speak at the Kauffman Center on May 23

The best-selling cookbook author celebrates the release of his new book, How to Grill Everything

Tickets on sale 3/14

A Conversation with Mark Bittman - 7;30 p.m. May 23 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Kansas City, MO – Food writer Mark Bittman will speak at the Kauffman Center on Wednesday, May 23, part of the 2017-2018 Kauffman Center Presents series. The event, A Conversation with Mark Bittman, is presented in partnership with Rainy Day Books.

The author of more than 20 books – including the best-selling, award-winning How to Cook Everything series – Bittman appears at the Kauffman Center in support of his upcoming cookbook, How to Grill Everything: Simple Recipes for Great Flame-Cooked Food. Each admission package includes one hardcover of How to Grill Everything and one admission ticket. Admission packages are $43.50 plus applicable fees and go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 14.

Tickets will be available through the Kauffman Center Box Office at (816) 994-7222, via the Kauffman Center mobile app, or online at


Mark Bittman is the author of the How to Cook Everything series, the award-winning Food Matters, and The New York Times No. 1 bestseller, VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00. For more than two decades his popular and compelling stories appeared in The New York 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. His popular cooking column, The Minimalist, ran from 1997 to 2011, featuring recipes with a short ingredient list. He now devotes his time to cookbooks, teaching and food-related advocacy.

How to Grill Everything is the ultimate grilling guide and the latest installment of the acclaimed How to Cook Everything series. Featuring more than 1,000 recipes and hundreds of variations, plus Bittman’s practical advice on all the grilling basics, the book is an exploration of the grill’s nearly endless possibilities. Recipes cover every part of the meal, including appetizers, seafood, meat and poultry, vegetables (including vegetarian mains), and even desserts.

You can learn more about Mark Bittman on his website, Facebook and Twitter.

Bittman’s 2007 TED Talk, “What’s Wrong with What We Eat,” has more than 4 million views.

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