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Atoosa Sepehr

Atoosa was born in the Iranian city of Shiraz in 1977. She grew up in Iran and studied at Azad University of Tabriz. Having completed her degree in 2000, she moved to Tehran where she worked as a computer programmer for Iritec Company. In 2001, she moved to London to learn English, and also worked as a web designer. She returned to Iran in 2003 to work in the stock market in Tehran in order to learn about business processes before studying for an MBA, which she completed in 2005. Atoosa was inspired to start her own company in the Import and Export field and became the Iranian representative for one of the biggest Iranian steel companies in London. This led to her moving back to London in 2007. She decided to devote more time to her passions of photography and food. She became Food Editor of Classic Magazine, and then decided to fulfil her lifetime ambition to create a Persian cookbook, which has allowed her to focus more on her creativity, and love of food, art and photography. Her website is http://www.atoosasepehr.com/about/

Bridget Surtees

Bridget Surtees is a registered dietitian specialising in paediatric nutrition, eating disorders and nutritional therapy for metabolic syndrome sufferers. Having spent extended spells working at University College Hospital in London and Sydney Children's Hospital in Australia, Bridget has relocated back to Cape Town, where she runs a private dietetics practice, Nutrition4Kids, and works at any addiction clinic for those with eating disorders and sugar addiction. She is married with two children.

Catherine Atkinson

Catherine Atkinson has a degree in Food and Nutrition BSc (Hons). She has been Deputy Cookery Editor on Woman's Weekly magazine and later Cookery Editor of Home. Catherine is now a full-time writer and food consultant to various lifestyle and health magazines and has written more than sixty cookbooks. She specialises in healthy eating and her recent published books include 'Coconut water and coconut oil', 'Nut milks and nut butters' and 'Power blends and smoothies'

Chad Sarno

Chad Sarno is co-founder of Wicked Healthy. He is currently the head of Culinary at Good Catch Foods, whose mission is to offer plant-based "seafood without sacrifice" and formerly the VP of Plant-Based Education at Rouxbe, the world's largest online cooking school. Prior to this, Chad was Senior Culinary Educator and media spokesperson for Whole Foods Markets' Healthy Eating program and launched SAF Restaurant brand, the first international brand of vegan restaurants in Istanbul, Munich and London. Chad is also the co-author of the New York Times bestselling cookbook, Crazy Sexy Kitchen with Kris Carr.

Dan Barber

Dan Barber is the Chef of Blue Hill, a restaurant in Manhattan's West Village, and Blue Hill at Stone Barns, located within the nonprofit farm and education center, Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture. His opinions on food and agricultural policy have appeared in the New York Times, along with many other publications. Barber has received multiple James Beard awards including Best Chef: New York City (2006) and the country's Outstanding Chef (2009).

David Joachim

David Joachim has authored, edited, or collaborated on over 40 cookbooks. He specializes in healthy cooking and is the author of A Man, A Can, A Plan, a series of healthy cookbooks that has sold more than 1 million copies.

Derek Sarno

Derek Sarno is co-founder of Wicked Healthy. When he's not cooking or instagramming his creations, he's the Director of Plant Based Innovation at retail giant Tesco.Derek was formerly the Senior Global Executive Chef for Whole Foods Market, has owned several critically acclaimed restaurants and catering businesses, founded a sustainable farm and spent several formative years as a farmer and chef at an international Tibetan Buddhist monastery located in upstate New York. He is also a mushroom and squirrel whisperer and, most recently, a fox whisperer.

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

Holly Hughes

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.

Jonno Proudfoot

JONNO PROUDFOOT trained and worked in a five-times Top Ten-rated restaurant early in his career, later moving through a variety of food and wine establishments before finding his passion in Paleo and LCHF cookery. Since the birth of his interest in performance food and nutrition he has co-hosted 52 episodes of award-winning children's cooking show, What's Your Flava. He also starred in the TV reality cooking series Ultimate Braai [Barbecue] Master in 2013. On 23rd March 2014, Jonno and his friend Thane Williams became the first people to swim from Mozambique to Madagascar, taking 24 days to cover an incredible 460km, thereby setting a world record for the longest open-ocean unassisted stage-swim of all time.

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.

Lucy Watson

Lucy Watson started her vegan journey in 2015, having been vegetarian from the age of 5. She is a PETA ambassador and RSPCA campaigner. Lucy is a former Made in Chelsea cast member and lives in London.

Maya Angelou

Dr Maya Angelou was one of the world's most important writers and activists. Born 4 April 1928, she lived and chronicled an extraordinary life: rising from poverty, violence and racism, she became a renowned author, poet, playwright, civil rights' activist - working with Malcolm X and Martin Luther King - and memoirist. She wrote and performed a poem, 'On the Pulse of Morning', for President Clinton on his inauguration; she was given the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama and was honoured by more than seventy universities throughout the world.She first thrilled the world with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969). This was followed by six volumes of autobiography, the seventh and final volume, Mom & Me & Mom, published in 2013. She wrote three collections of essays; many volumes of poetry, including His Day is Done, a tribute to Nelson Mandela; and two cookbooks. She had a lifetime appointment as Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University of North Carolina. Dr Angelou died on 28 May 2014.

Oz Clarke

Oz Clarke had an idyllic childhood in the Kent countryside. He was head chorister at Canterbury Cathedral Choir School. He acted, sang and wine-tasted his way through university, then spent a decade acting with the RSC and featuring in West End musicals - he starred as Perón in Evita.His famous victories in high-profile wine-tasting competitions brought him jobs on two national newspapers, and in 1984 he turned to full time writing and television work. The BBC's Food and Drink made him a household name and was broadcast around the world, as were his later 'Oz and James' wine adventures with James May.His many books have been translated into sixteen languages, he has won every major wine-writing prize, and he is an Officier de l'Ordre du Mérite Agricole. When he is not visiting vineyards and wineries, chairing wine competitions or presenting innovative concerts with Armonico Consort, Oz lives in London and complains about not playing enough golf.

Patrick Holford

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.

Paul Martin

Paul Martin is an award-winning, world-record holding cocktail mixologist, trainer and motivational speaker. Throughout his bartending career he set two world speed-cocktail-mixing records and won 7 global mixology titles. He runs some of the most sought-after bartender and hospitality training courses and has trained more than 30,000 bartenders in more than 25 countries around the world. Paul has appeared in his role of 'cocktail expert' on TV and radio on many occasions including for 3 full series on Food Network Daily in the 1990s. Paul is also an accomplished motivational speaker and can often be found delivering talks on human connection, communication skills and other human interaction topics. His TEDx Talk on how he used his knowledge of sign-language to develop a new technique for improving people's body-language skills has received more than 250,000 views on YouTube.

Rosanna Pansino

Rosanna Pansino is the creator and host of Nerdy Nummies, the internet's most popular baking show. She is a Washington native who, upon graduating college, moved to Los Angeles to start her own production company. Pansino launched Nerdy Nummies in late 2011 and the show's audience grew very quickly. Her videos have been viewed more than 1 billion times - making Rosanna one of the most-watched personalities on YouTube. The Nerdy Nummies Cookbook is her first book.

Running Press

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.

Sarah Flower

Sarah Flower is trained in nutrition and nutritional medicine and author of 15 books, including the bestselling The Everyday Halogen Oven Cookbook. Sarah and her young son have lived on a sugar free diet for the last 3 years. As a nutritionist and journalist, Sarah has written many articles on diets, including sugar free, grain free, low carb and high protein. She runs workshops at local schools, talking to parents and teaching children how to cook and eat a healthy diet.