Mark Bittman is an American food journalist and author. He wrote a weekly column for The New York Times dining section called The Minimalist. The final The Minimalist column was published on January 26, 2011. Bittman will continue writing as a columnist for the New York Times Magazine, and he will have a column in the paper's Opinion section; he will also be blogging.
Bittman has written at least ten books on food and cooking, three of which won IACP/Julia Child awards, James Beard awards, or both. Three books are related to his newspaper column:
Bittman also wrote two books with Jean-Georges Vongerichten: Cooking at Home with a Four-Star Chef, which received the James Beard Award. In 2000 they published the Simple to Spectacular.
Bittman's book How to Cook Everything first published in 1998, was published in a revised second edition in 2008. An iOS app version was published in 2010. How to Cook Everything Vegetarian was published in 2007.
In 2009 Bittman published Food matters discussing the topics of environmental challenges, lifestyle diseases, and the overproduction and over consumption of meat, simple carbohydrates, and junk food.
The publication of Food Matters followed a...