Mark Bitterman is a leading expert on culinary salt, chocolate and cocktail bitters. He won a James Beard Award for his first book, Salted, and is the author of Salt Block Cooking. He is the owner of the specialty store, The Meadow, with locations in Portland, Ore., and New York City. Bitterman collaborates with chefs around the country and lectures at culinary schools. He has been recognized as a Local Food Hero by Cooking Light and a Tastemaker in Food & Wine.