Mark Bittman

Bestselling Author
Independent Journalist

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Mark Bittman is the author of more than 20 acclaimed books, including the How to Cook Everything series. He was a food columnist, opinion columnist, and the lead magazine food writer at the New York Times, where he started writing in 1984 and still writes occasionally.

Bittman has starred in four television series, including Showtime’s Emmy-winning Years of Living Dangerously. He has written for countless publications, has spoken at dozens of universities and conferences, and made hundreds of television, radio, and podcast appearances. His 2007 TEDtalk has more than four million views.

He was a distinguished fellow at the University of California (Berkeley) and a fellow at the Union of Concerned Scientists. He is currently a member of the faculty of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, and is writing a book about understanding food, as well as producing a podcast and newsletter.

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