Duncan Anderson is a neurologist at the Hammersmith Hospital as well as a freelance writer.
Until his death in 1985, James Beard was the nation's most acclaimed chef and food writer. The founder and director of the celebrated cooking classes in New York that still bear his name, Beard wrote several cookbooks.
Rachel Boardman is a former model and qualified with honours in Naturopathy Herbal medicine and Iridology. She now has her own practice working with patients holistically, in order to support the body and immune system with bespoke supplements, herbs and nutritional plans. She is also a fully trained yoga therapist for children with learning and social difficulties working in schools around London and has taught herbal salve and formula courses at The Life Centre using easy-to-find local herbs.She has written articles for Get The Gloss, Neal's Yard Remedies, Thandie Kay blog, Stylist magazine France and Your Fitness magazine.
Max Brenner is a confectioner, businessman, and above all, a passionate lover of chocolate. He began his career as an apprentice throughout Europe, where he worked in the best kitchens alongside renowned pastry chefs.
Ellen Brown is a versatile and respected author and recipe developer. She gained national limelight more than thirty years ago as the founding food editor of USA Today, and is the author of more than 35 cookbooks. Running Press titles include Scoop, Mac & Cheese, Soup of the Day, and Donut Nation. For the last six years she has written a popular weekly column for The Providence Journal, and profiles of her have appeared in The Washington Post, Coastal Living, and The Miami Herald.
Cherie Calbom, M.S. is a registered nutritionist. She is the author of several health and diet books .
Patricia Cornwell's first crime novel, Postmortem, was published in 1990 and became the first novel to win all the major crime awards in a single year. In 2008 Cornwell won the Galaxy British Book Awards' Books Direct Crime Thriller of the Year - the first American ever to win this award. In 2011 she was awarded the Medal of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters.Often interviewed on US national television as a forensic consultant, Cornwell is a founder of the Virginia Institute of Forensic Science and Medicine; a founding member of the National Forensic Academy; a member of the Advisory Board for the Forensic Sciences Training Program at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, NYC and a member of the Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital's National Council, where she is an advocate for psychiatric research.Fox have acquired the film rights to the Scarpetta novels, featuring Angelina Jolie as Dr Kay Scarpetta. Cornwell's books are translated into thirty-six languages across more than fifty countries, and she is regarded as one of the major international bestselling authors.
Trish Deseine is originally from Ireland and has been living in France for 25 years. Since being approached by Hachette to write her first cookbook, Petits Plats entre Amis, in 2000, her unabashed love of eating and cooking, with a penchant for chocolate, has made her one of France and Ireland's best loved food writers. She has published over 15 books in English and French which have won many awards, sold hundreds of thousands of copies and been translated into many languages, and presented three RTE TV cookery series which have broadcast by BBC Lifestyle worldwide. Trish has written for ELLE France, Image Ireland, Le Fooding, Wallpaper, The Guardian and The Observer Food Monthly and contributes regularly to The Irish Times. In 2010 she was named one of French Vogue's 50 Women of the decade.
Rocco DiSpirito entered the Culinary Institute of America at the age of sixteen, and at eighteen began working with legendary chefs worldwide. The James Beard award-winning chef opened the 3-star Union Pacific in New York City where he established his culinary credentials. He was named Food & Wine's Best New Chef and was the first chef to grace the cover of Gourmet as "America's Most Exciting Young Chef". DiSpirito stars in his own syndicated TV show, Now Eat This with Rocco DiSpirito and has a weekly Associated Press column called Now Eat This! He is the author of nine cookbooks, including the New York Times bestselling Now Eat This! Diet and Now Eat This! Italian.
Rose Elliot is one of Britain's foremost vegetarian cookery writers; since her first book, Simply Delicious, was published in 1967, she has played a key role in transforming the image and taste of vegetarian food. She has written more than 40 books, making her one of the bestselling vegetarian authors in the English-speaking world. Rose Elliot frequently contributes to national magazines and broadcasts on radio and television. She lives in Hampshire.
Jill Foulston is a former commissioning editor for the Virago Modern Classics. She lives in London and Italy.
Sarah Freeman wrote six cookbooks: a biography of Mrs. Beeton and the bestselling 'Student Cookbook' series. She died in December 2007.
Tom Gilling is a respected journalist and acclaimed novelist whose books include THE SOOTERKIN, a New York Times Notable Book, DREAMLAND and SEVEN MILE BEACH.
Barbara Greenman has developed and edited many cookbooks, including The American Century Cookbook by Jean Anderson, Family Circle All-Time Favorite Recipes, Family Circle Best-EverCakes and Cookies, and the America Loves... series by Linda West Eckhardt. She is also the editor of Black Dog & Leventhal's bestselling Church Suppers, Blue Ribbon Recipes, and Church Socials. She lives in New York City.
CRAIG HALL is the co-proprietor of HALL Wines and WALT Wines along with his wife Kathryn and their four children. He is also chairman and founder of Dallas-based Hall Financial Group. Craig's distinguished career in business and as an author, civic leader, and philanthropist reflects the highest qualities of entrepreneurship.
KATHRYN WALT HALL is the co-proprietor of HALL Wines and WALT Wines along with her husband Craig and their four children. Kathryn has been involved in the California wine industry since her family first purchased a vineyard thirty years ago. She has had a distinguished career as a successful businesswoman, community activist, and as the United States Ambassador to Austria
Patrick Holford is founder of the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London. He is also director of the Food for the Brain Foundation and an honorary fellow of the British Association of Nutritional Therapy. He is one of Britain's top nutrition experts and is the author of over 25 health books.
Holly Hughes, former executive editor of Fodor's travel publications, is the author of Frommer's 500 Places for Food and Wine Lovers. She lives with her family in New York City.
Daniel Humm began his chef's training at 14 in his homeland of Switzerland. In 2003 he moved to the US where he received many awards. He has been Executive Chef of Eleven Madison Park since 2006. Will Guidara is a graduate of Cornell University and he became general manager of Eleven Madison Park in 2006.
Nicole Hunn is the author of the Gluten-Free on a Shoestring series and blog, which has been featured in the New York Times and MSN Money. Her work has appeared in Better Homes and Gardens, Parents magazine, Parade magazine, and Epicurious.com. She lives in Westchester County, New York. www.glutenfreeonashoestring.com