Mark Bittman has been a leading voice in global food culture and policy for more than three decades. He created “The Minimalist” at the Times, where he had a 5-year stint as the Sunday Magazine’s lead food writer, and became the country's first weekly opinion writer at a major publication to concentrate on food. He has written 30 books, including the How to Cook Everything series, Food Matters, and two books in 2021: Animal, Vegetable, Junk: A History of Food from Sustainable to Suicidal, which the New York Times called “epic and engrossing”; and Bittman Bread: No-Knead Whole Grain Baking for Every Day, with Kerri Conan.  

Mark continues to produce books in the How to Cook Everything series, the general cooking bible for a quarter-century, and has hosted or been featured in four television series, including the Emmy-winning Showtime series about climate change, Years of Living Dangerously, and Spain... On the Road Again, with Gwyneth Paltrow.
Mark was a regular on the TODAY show and his 2007 Ted Talk, “What’s Wrong With What We Eat,” has been viewed 5 million times. He is a fellow at Yale and is on the faculty of Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health, and has won awards for both journalism and books. Mark is the editor-in-chief of The Bittman Project, which sponsors a newsletter, website, and the podcast Food, with Mark Bittman.