Mark Bittman is the author of 30 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.
Bittman has starred in four television series, including Showtime’s Emmy-winning Years of Living Dangerously. He is currently working on a book and television series titled Animal Vegetable Junk.

He has written for countless publications, spoken at dozens of universities and conferences, and made hundreds of television, radio, and podcast appearances; his 2007 TED talk has more than four million views. He was distinguished fellow at the University of California (Berkeley) and a fellow at the Union of Concerned Scientists. He is currently Special Advisor on Food Policy at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, where he teaches and hosts a lecture series. Bittman is also the editor-in-chief of Heated.