MARK BITTMAN is one of America’s beloved, best-known and most widely respected food writers. He covered food policy as an Opinion columnist for The New York Times for five years, produced "The Minimalist" column for 13 years, and has starred in several popular television series, including the Emmy-winning Years of Living Dangerously. He recently left the Times to devote his time to cookbooks, teaching at Berkeley, and working on food movement strategy with the Union of Concerned Scientists. He also co-founded Purple Carrot, the national company that delivers weekly vegan meal kits. Bittman has authored more than a dozen cookbooks, including the best-selling How to Cook Everything, How to Cook Everything The Basics, How to Cook Everything Vegetarian (all available as apps), How to Cook Everything Fast, Food Matters, and VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00.