Martha Rose Shulman writes the popular recipe feature entitled "Recipes for Health" for the New York Times Food section and is the award-winning author of more than twenty-five cookbooks, including The Simple Art of Vegetarian Cooking,The Very Best of Recipes for Health, Mediterranean Harvest: Vegetarian Recipes from the World's Healthiest Cuisine (named one of the six best vegetarian cookbooks of the last twenty-five years by Cooking Light), Mediterranean Light, Provençal Light, and Entertaining Light. Her food combines pleasure and health, drawing largely from the cuisines of the Mediterranean, inherently healthy cuisines with big flavors. Martha also works as a writing collaborator with chefs. She has coauthored two James Beard Award–winning cookbooks, The Secrets of Baking with pastry chef Sherry Yard and The Art of French Pastry with Jacquy Pfeiffer. She has also coauthored books with Wolfgang Puck, Dean Ornish, Mark Peel, Pati Jinich, and the Culinary Institute of America.