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Award-winning author of Tipping The Velvet

Sarah Waters

Sarah Waters was born in Wales. She has won a Betty Trask Award, the Somerset Maugham Award and her books have been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Orange Prize. Tipping the Velvet, Affinity, Fingersmith and The Night Watch have been adapted for television. Sarah Waters has been named Author of the Year four times: by the British Book Awards, the Booksellers' Association, Waterstone's Booksellers and the Stonewall Awards. She lives in London.

Alexis Willett

Dr Alexis Willett is a science communicator who aims to make science accessible to all. She has a PhD in biomedical science from the University of Cambridge, where she studied at the Medical Research Council's Human Nutrition Research unit. She has lectured on human physiology and published on a wide range of health subjects. She spends much of her time turning cutting-edge research and health policy jargon into something meaningful for the public, patients, doctors and policy makers. She is often called upon to help influence decision makers, from governments to funding bodies, across the UK and Europe. In her spare time, Alexis drinks a lot of rooibos tea. Her first book, How Much Brain Do We Really Need?, with Jennifer Barnett, was published by Robinson in December 2017. Further information:www.dralexiswillett.comwww.punchconsulting.co.uk

Ali Rosen

Ali Rosen is the founder and host of Potluck with Ali Rosen, a television show and website dedicated to sharing the best and brightest in food. Potluck airs on NYC Life and its videos have appeared on HuffPost, Edible, and People. Ali was named as one of Forbes Magazine's 30 Under 30 for Food & Drink. She has also written for sites including Bon Appétit, Epicurious, Fodor's, and Refinery 29. Potluck was nominated for an Emmy as well as two IACP awards and Thrillist said Ali had one of the coolest jobs in food (she agrees). She is from Charleston, South Carolina, but currently lives in New York City.

Bruce Blumberg, PhD

Dr. Bruce Blumberg has been conducting pioneering research in the field of human biology for more than thirty years. In 2012, the was elected as a fellow of the prestigious American Association for the Advancement of Science. Today he is Professor in the Departments of Developmental and Cell Biology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). At UCI, his laboratory studies the biology of nuclear hormone receptors in development, physiology, and disease with a particular emphasis on how these are affected by hormonally active compounds in the diet and environment.

Chef Judson Todd Allen

Judson Todd Allen is CEO and executive chef of Healthy Infused Cuisine, LLC, a premium cuisine company that provides customized personal, private and event chef services. Clients include Steve Harvey, executives, and businesses including Walgreens. An alum of Next Food Network Star, Chef Judson is a food contributor for The Steve Harvey Show and Fox 32 in Chicago.

Chrissie Wellington

CHRISSIE WELLINGTON is the world-record holder for ironman-distance triathlon. She is a four-time Ironman Triathlon World Champion, having won the World Championship consecutively in 2007, 2008 and 2009 and regaining it in 2011. She remains undefeated over the Ironman distance.

Chung-Leng Tran

Chung-Leng Tran is a photographer turned barista. He won the France Brewers Cup in 2012. He likes an Ethiopian or Kenyon pour-over coffee in the morning and an espresso after lunch. He lives in Paris.

Colleen Kelly Alexander

Colleen Kelly Alexander is a lifelong athlete and motivational speaker. With her indomitable spirit and amazing story of survival, Colleen teaches others how to aim higher, be stronger, and use adversity as a catalyst to make themselves and the world better. She was the executive director of the Common Ground Youth Center in Vermont for eight years, and a regional program manager for PeaceJam, where Nobel Peace Laureates mentor youth. She continues to volunteer for the organization. She has also worked for, volunteered for, and is heavily involved with the Red Cross. She lives in Clinton, CT with her husband and their two dogs and cat.

Danny Penman

Dr Danny Penman Ph.D. is the bestselling author of Mindfulness: A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world, co-written with Professor Mark Williams of Oxford University, and co-author of Mindfulness for Health with Vidyamala Burch. He is a qualified mindfulness teacher who first learned to meditate when he was 16. He is also a feature and comment writer for the Daily Mail, having previously worked for the Independent and the BBC. Danny has hosted mindfulness seminars for directors and senior figures from many leading companies. He is a frequent commentator on mindfulness for the BBC and various national newspapers.

Daryl Gioffre

Dr. Daryl Gioffre is a chiropractor, health coach, certified raw food chef, triathlete, ultra-marathoner, and lecturer. Dr. Daryl has been practicing chiropractic care for 14 years, and opened the Gioffre Chiropractic Wellness Center on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in 2004. He founded AlkaMind in 2013, with the goal of optimizing individuals' health and energy by simplifying the pursuit of an alkaline lifestyle.

Dédé Wilson

Dédé Wilson has been a recipe developer for 30 years, has worked as a television and radio host, and has written 14 cookbooks. A contributing editor to Bon Appétit from 1999 to 2014, Dédé was featured as on-air talent in over 100 national television appearances for herself and Bon Appétit on all major networks: TODAY Show, CBS Early Show, Dr. Oz, The View, and more. She also represented Bon Appetit on HSN, sold her own books on QVC, and hosted two of her own nationally syndicated public television series sponsored by KitchenAid.

Ellie Cannon

Dr Ellie is the current face of general practice. A young, vivacious, approachable doctor, she is best known for her weekly health column in the Mail on Sunday and her regular appearances on Sky News Sunrise. Ellie is the resident GP for the Mail on Sunday, Mailonline and Best magazine, a frequent contributor to the popular health site Netdoctor and is widely quoted in the popular media on health matters Dr Ellie is the on-screen GP for Sky News Sunrise appearing weekly and she is now the regular doctor on LBC's Tuesday evening Health Hour. She can also be seen and heard regularly commenting on health matters on ITV news, BBC news and Radio 2's Jeremy Vine Show. In 2017 she channelled her inner-geek appearing in a Celebrity Eggheads team of TV doctors!Dr Ellie read medicine at Cambridge University and then completed her clinical training at the Royal Free Hospital, London. She spent five years in hospital medicine, before embarking on a career in General Practice. Ellie combines her clinical and media work with her 'proper job' - being a mum to her two children.

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow is an Oscar winner and author of the New York Times bestselling cookbooks It's All Easy, My Father's Daughter and It's All Good. She is founder of Goop, a lifestyle brand and website that covers food, fashion, fitness and travel. Paltrow is a mother, businesswoman and actress, who lives in Los Angeles.

Helen McGinn

HELEN McGINN is a drinks expert and international wine judge, writing columns for the Daily Mail and Waitrose Food magazine. She's the author of award-winning wine blog and bestselling book The Knackered Mother's Wine Club. Among other awards, Helen won Online Drink Writer of the Year in Fortnum & Mason's inaugural Food & Drink Awards in 2013. She spent almost a decade sourcing wines around the world as a supermarket wine buyer and spent the next half-decade pregnant. Helen is married with three children. And she's hopeless with a hangover.Twitter: @knackeredmuthaInstagram: @knackeredmotherFacebook: knackeredmotherswineclubWebsite: www.knackeredmotherswineclub.com

Isaac Toups

Isaac Toups has four times been named a James Beard Best Chef of the South Semi-Finalist or Finalist since opening Toups' Meatery in 2012 with his wife, Amanda. He was named an Eater Young Gun of the South, Eater New Orleans' Chef of the Year, and a Top Chef fan favorite. Before opening Toups' Meatery, he honed his skill for a decade as a fine-dining chef at restaurants such as Emeril's Delmonico. His cooking has been featured by the Wall Street Journal, Food & Wine, CNN, and Tasting Table, among many other outlets. He is a passionate advocate for the protection of America's wetlands

Jennifer V. Cole

Jennifer V. Cole spent nearly a decade getting to know the intricacies of the South at Southern Livingmagazine, where she served as Deputy Editor and where her annual Top 100 Southern Restaurants and Best New Restaurant lists were considered the final word on where to eat in the South. Her writing appears widely in other publications. A native of Mississippi, she spent eight years in New York City, where she annually had live crawfish flown up for her birthday boil--she purged them in her bathtub, to the chagrin of her roommates. She now lives in Louisiana.

Jessie Oleson Moore

Jessie Oleson Moore is a cookbook author and the blogger behind CakeSpy.

Jonno Proudfoot

JONNO PROUDFOOT is the CEO of Real Meal Revolution and bestselling author of The Real Meal Revolution, Super Food for Superchildren and The Real Meal Revolution 2.0, total sales of which exceed 400,000 copies. Jonno spent his early career as professional chef, cooking in top-rated restaurants. He then moved to marketing fine wine and managing big catering, while completing a degree in Accounting Sciences. A sport lover, Jonno loves competing in extreme triathlons, runs and swims. In 2014, he and his friend Thane Williams set a world record by swimming 459km from Mozambique to Madagascar, and in the process raised over a million rands for surgery for children born with cleft lips. One of the core concepts enshrined in Jonno's DNA is 'Always Improving' - the idea of continually setting new goals and achieving them. Jonno lives by this and has never been shy of a challenge. As founder and CEO of Real Meal Revolution, an online healthy eating support company, it is Jonno's goal to change the lives of more 100 million people by 28th February 2025.

Julie Rosenberg

Julie Rosenberg, MD, is a physician executive who leads global drug development programs. She has been involved in yoga and meditations training for nearly 14 years. Dr. Rosenberg teaches yoga primarily "beyond the mat," helping individuals and groups to apply the principles and practice of yoga to their daily lives and to support their growth as leaders.

Kate Scarlata

Kate Scarlata, RDN, LDN is a New York Times bestselling coauthor of 21 Day Tummy Diet and author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Eating Well with IBS and Real Food for Real People. A digestive health specialized registered dietitian with over 25 years working in the nutrition field, Kate earned her Bachelor of Science from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts, and completed her postgraduate dietetic internship at Harvard Medical School's affiliate, Brigham and Women's Hospital. She is a research collaborator with the FODMAP pioneers at Monash University in Australia.

Kenny McGovern

At the age of nineteen, KENNY McGOVERN was diagnosed with what is known as 'social anxiety disorder' and eventually became too ill to carry on working. As the years passed, he became almost housebound as a result of his illness and as such lost touch with many parts of life which although enjoyable are often taken for granted. Simple pleasures such as buying a nice sandwich from a local café or going out for a meal became impossible for him to do.As a result of this, and because of his love of food and cooking, he eventually took to trying to recreate many of his favourite shop-bought foods at home. 'If I can't go to McDonalds, I'll make my own,' was his philosophy. Over a period of five years or more, he tested and tweaked many, many recipes, his new hobby quickly building into an obsession.In 2010, Kenny decided to publish some selected recipes in his first book The Takeaway Secret - it became an instant bestseller, following word-of-mouth recommendations on the internet.With huge support and encouragement from readers, his confidence has grown, along with his food obsession. As a result Kenny once more ventured out into the world. researching and learning about the historic links between street food and local people and the recent upsurge in the modern, exciting and vibrant street food culture. His next book, The Street Food Secret, followed in 2017.