How to bake everything

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Eighteen years ago, Mark Bittman published his book How to Cook Everything. He joins us to reflect on how the food scene has changed in the past two decades and shares favorite recipes from his new book, How to Bake Everything. Bittman tells us the cookbook features 90 recipes that take 30 minutes or less to complete. "I don't know that I've ever looked at someone's recipe and not mentally shortened it before starting it. Julia Child had recipes that went on for six pages. I'd look at them and say, ‘That's just ridiculous. I don't have to do all of those things.'" Find a recipe for his cheese straws, which makes a nice accompaniment to any Thanksgiving meal, on the Good Food blog.

Music: "Bring Down the Birds" by Herbie Hancock