Sophie currently writes Grazia's weekly cookery page and was one of the 4 presenters and contributors to the C4 TV series and bestselling tie-in book Cook Yourself Thin. She was head chef on C4's Celebrity Fit Farm and has cooked for top London restaurants including The Greenhouse.
Norma Miller is a successful food writer and author of The Juicing Secret and co-author with Annette Yates of Slow Cooking: Best New Recipes, and the Fresh & Fast series: Meals from the Hob, Meals from the Oven and Meals from the Microwave. She also runs the TasteTalk food consultancy with Annette Yates.
With her identical twin Vikki, Helena Moursellas was a 2014 finalist on Channel 7's 'My Kitchen Rules'. Their Greek family food won the hearts of the nation and made MKR history with the highest home kitchen score. You can follow Helena on Instagram: helena_marieeeOr on twitter:@helenaandvikki
With her identical twin Helena, Vikki Moursellas was a 2014 finalist on Channel 7's 'My Kitchen Rules'. You can follow Vikki on Instagram: vikki_leighOr on twitter:@helenaandvikki
Mulga is Joel Moore, a Sydney-based artist, freelance illustrator and poet who paints murals, designs t-shirts and runs the Mulga clothing label. He draws beards, animals, zombies and wacky characters and has a unique style combining crazy colours overlaid by intricate line work. Mulga runs weekly market stalls across Sydney is regularly involved in live-painting events, group shows, private commissions and shop-front murals.
Bethanie Deeney Murguia
Bethanie Deeney Murguia earned an MFA in illustration from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and is the creator of numerous picture books, including Zoe's Jungle and I Feel Five. Bethanie, her family, and their dog, Disco, live in Northern California.
Ellen Ecker Ogden
Ellen Ogden is a food writer, cookbook author, and food stylist. She's written for The Boston Globe, and Martha Stewart Living, among other publications, and has appeared on PBS Victory Garden and HGTV's Garden Smarts. Andrea Diehl has been food editor of The Philadelphia Daily News and has written for university presidents and a US attorney. She led the Vermont Country Store's content team from 2001-2008.
Amy Parker has written more than thirty books for children, teens, and adults, including the bestselling A Night Night Prayer; Thank You, God, for Mommy; and Thank You, God, for Daddy. Amy lives in Murfreesboro, TN with her husband and two sons.
Todd Parr has inspired and empowered children around the world with his bold images and positive messages. He is the bestselling author of more than forty books, including Be Who You Are, The Goodbye Book, The Family Book, The I Love You Book, and It's Okay to be Different. He lives in Berkeley, California.
Elise Parsley has also written and illustrated the bestselling If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don't! which was her debut picture book. She lives in South Dakota with her husband.
New York Times bestselling illustrator LeUyen Phamhas created over ninety books for children, including The Princess in Black series with Shannon and Dean Hale, Freckleface Strawberry with Julianne Moore, and her own The Bear Who Wasn't There.
Running Press, Running Press Kids, and Running Press Miniature Editions publish books that inspire, entertain and delight readers with innovative formats and irresistible packages for humor, pop culture, activity, cooking and self-help titles. The long-running miniature editions program features original bestsellers like Grow Your Own Mini Bonsai and top licenses like Harry Potter.
A long time front-of-house man with no professional cooking experience, Michael Psilakis took control of the kitchen when, as owner of his Long Island restaurant, Ecco, his chef simply failed to show up for work one night. Since then, his star as a chef and entrepreneur has risen considerably
Jacques Pepin is one of America's best-known cookbook authors and cooking teachers, and has appeared regularly on PBS-TV for more than a decade, hosting or co-hosting with Julia Child or his daughter, Claudine, more than 300 cooking shows. A former New York Times columnist, he is a contributing editor to Food & Wine magazine and has published nineteen cookbooks. He serves as Dean of Special Programs at The French Culinary Institute in New York City and teaches at Boston University. Born in Bourg-en-Bresse, France, he was the personal chef to three French heads of state before moving to the United States in 1959. He now lives in Connecticut.
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.
Vita Sackville-West (1892-1962) was born and educated at Knole. She and her husband Harold Nicolson created the famous garden at Sissinghurst Castle in Kent.
Dan Santat is the Caldecott Medal-winning and New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, as well as the illustrator of many other picture books, including Crankenstein by Samantha Berger. Dan lives in Southern California with his wife, two kids, and various pets.
Elisa Strauss is the founder and head designer of Confetti Cakes in New York City. A former designer for Ralph Lauren, Strauss is famous for her imaginative and elaborate cakes. Her work has been featured in dozens of magazines, as well as on Good Morning America, the Today show, Martha: The Martha Stewart Show, The View, and the Food Network
Natasha Anastasia Tarpley
Natasha Anastasia Tarpley is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and numerous other awards.