The cookbook author on his go-to snacks, soap, and running podcasts

Though he’s the acclaimed author of the How to Cook Everything series and the forthcoming Dinner for Everyone, Mark Bittman’s approach to food extends beyond flavors and recipes. Throughout a career that has spanned many forms of media—he was a New York Times columnist and the star of four television shows—he has explored the environmental and health implications of the way we eat, recommending a diet that he calls “part-time veganism.” With new forays into the worlds of podcasts and online newsletters, Bittman has even more on his proverbial plate.

Here, his picks for staying fit, full, and balanced: