Mark Bittman


Why I'm Involved

The international response and the response of the United States and the response locally in most places has been scarily, frighteningly minimal.

Mark Bittman

About Mark Bittman

There is no one like Mark Bittman, who has been writing about food and cooking—and changing the way Americans eat—since 1980.  A food movement visionary, Bittman can make the most complicated topics accessible, including issues as far-ranging as veganism, energy use, global population, all while helping millions of people figure out what to cook for dinner.

Bittman’s core messages—that food and things related have the power to make or break not only our personal health, but that of the planet—are increasingly accepted and broadcast widely. For The New York Times and a wide variety of other publications, Bittman covers policy, agriculture, health, the environment, and more, along with cooking and eating.

His body of work spans all media with print and web columns, videos, interviews, TV appearances and shows (he is a regular on “The Today Show,” and has hosted four TV series, and has two more in the works).

He has also published more than 15,000 recipes, many of which have been published in his ground-breaking, best-selling books; three of those are now among themost successful cooking apps ever. Bittman’s most recent book, VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00,  was a number one New York Times bestseller and was credited by Forbes magazine as spawning one of the most important trends of the year. How to Cook Everything—widely considered the new bible of American cooking with well over 1 million copies sold —continues to demonstrate his signature combination of common sense and approachable authority after more than 15 years in print.

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