Our ninth annual Lunch for Libraries fundraiser has a new live-stream format! Join us on June 18 as respected cooking authority Mark Bittman discusses his latest book, How to Eat: All Your Food and Diet Questions Answered, co-written by True Health Initiative founder Dr. David L. Katz, M.D. Bittman will speak in conversation with NPR’s To the Best of Our Knowledge Producer Shannon Henry Kleiber. Gain insights on how to make healthier eating choices, improve your nutrition, and discern fact from fiction as it relates to food.

Individual tickets are $75 each, which includes virtual event access and a mailed hardcover copy of How to Eat; or $125 each for the virtual event, the hardcover book and a Wisconsin Book Festival annual membership.

Guests will receive an email containing a link to the live-stream event on Crowdcast one week beforehand. A virtual table of eight is also available for purchase, so you can invite your friends and family to join you! Buy tickets at mplfoundation.org.

Mark Bittman is the author of 20 books. For more than two decades, Bittman’s work appeared in The New York Times, for whom he wrote a column called “The Minimalist.” He later became the lead food writer with the Times Sunday Magazine and America’s first food-focused op-ed columnist. Currently, Bittman is a faculty member of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and the editor of Heated, a food website that’s part of the Medium brand.

Lunch for Libraries proceeds will support free, year-round Wisconsin Book Festival programs and Madison Public Library services.