Mads Refslund was born in Denmark, attended culinary school, and co-founded NOMA with Rene Redzepi. NOMA has repeatedly been named the greatest restaurant in the world. Mads left to run his own Michelin-starred restaurant in Denmark, then moved to New York City where he created the menu at ACME NYC. The New York Times awarded it 2 stars for successfully integrating Nordic philosophy with North American seasonal ingredients.
Judy Ridgway is an acclaimed food writer and international expert on olive oil. She was the first non-Italian judge to sit on the judging panel of the prestigious Leone d'Oro international awards for olive oil. She travels frequently to the producing regions meeting the growers and tasting the oils along the way. She is also in regular contact with specialist cooking schools, university agricultural departments and research institutes. Previous books featuring olive oil include two editions of Judy Ridgway's Best Olive Oil Buys Round the World and The Olive Oil Companion. She also has extensive experience of national TV and radio.