Mark Bittman is a highly regarded food journalist, cookbook author and culinary aficionado who tries to help his audience simply prepare good food. His regular column, "The Minimalist," runs weekly in the Food section of The New York Times and he has written articles for magazines and newspapers including The New York Times Magazine, Eating Well, Food & Wine, Saveur, Martha Stewart Living, Self, American Health, and Cook's Illustrated, where he was executive editor. He has also made many broadcast appearances, including feature interviews on CNN, The Food Network, QVC and Lifetime Television.

Bittman is the author of several books, including two highly successful and critically acclaimed cookbooks, Fish(1995 winner of the IACP/Julia Child Cookbook Award for best cookbook on a single subject) and Leafy Greens, both published by Macmillan Publishing USA.