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Mark Bittman

Best-Selling Author & Food Expert


Mark Bittman, one of the leading voices in the food movement, has been called a visionary for his rallying cry to change the way America eats. His seminal book, Food Matters - a New York Times bestseller - broke new ground in exploring the links among food, health, and the environment while providing tangible guidance for Americans to rethink their diet.

Bittman has been writing and speaking about food for 30 years, mostly through print and the web pages of The New York Times (he created "The Minimalist" for the Dining section in 1997 and is a contributor to both Week in Review and The Magazine). He is the author of several blockbuster cookbooks, appears regularly on both commercial and public television, and is a highly sought-after speaker on food and its role in American culture and health.

Prior to tackling food in general, Bittman set out to teach Americans to cook by publishing How to Cook Everything, which won three international cookbook awards, the IACP/Julia Child Award, and the James Beard Award (twice), and which has become the bible of cooking for millions of Americans. His follow-up, How to Cook Everything Vegetarian, was one of the best-selling cookbooks of 2007 and a multiple award winner. His most recent book, Mark Bittman's Kitchen Express, hit The New York Times Bestseller List the week it was released.

Known for his candor and no-nonsense style, Mark Bittman is on a mission is to get people to cook simply, comfortably, and well. In highly engaging keynotes, he shows audiences how their food is produced, marketed, and consumed, providing a timely and comprehensive answer to why food matters. He then provides audiences with the tools to help them lose weight, solve health problems, and reduce their personal impact on the environment.

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What's Wrong with the Way We Eat

Reducing Consumption to Heal the Planet & Ourselves

Personal Food Policy: The Importance of Conscious Eating

What We Can Do About Obesity

Eating Like Food Matters

The Zen of Cooking

Getting Serious About Food: Safety, Hunger & Sustainability

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