Mark Bittman

  • Lecturer in Health Policy and Management at CUMC
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Mark Bittman, a leading voice in global food culture and policy for more than three decades, is the author of the How to Cook Everything series, and Animal, Vegetable, Junk: A History of Food from Sustainable to Suicidal, which The New York Times called “epic and engrossing.” Bittman spent three decades at the Times, where he created “The Minimalist,” was the Sunday Magazine’s lead food writer, and became the country's first weekly opinion writer at a major publication to concentrate on food. Bittman is currently the editor-in-chief of The Bittman Project, which sponsors a newsletter, website, and the podcast “Food, with Mark Bittman.” He is a on the faculty of Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health, and the founder of Community Kitchen, which describes as, “the most important project I’ve ever tackled.” He lives in Philipstown, New York, with his partner Kathleen Finlay.

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  • Lecturer in Health Policy and Management at CUMC