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Annette Yates

Annette Yates was born in South Wales and grew up in the Brecon Beacons. She is married to Huw Thomas and has two grown-up daughters - Emma and Lindsay. After many years living in and around London, Annette now lives near Abergavenny in Monmouthshire, Wales. Her hobbies include walking the Welsh hills, furniture restoration, gardening and, of course, cookery.Annette loves cooking and creating new recipes. In particular, she loves cooking and eating out of doors. Though living in Wales often makes this a difficult pastime, Annette has a clay oven in her garden (for days when she is sure the weather is going to stay fine) and a gas barbecue (for cooking between showers of rain!). In summer, she enjoys spending long weekends with her husband in their folding camper (when Annette likes to cook all-in-one-dish meals in her electric wok). She claims that her family and friends are usually the best (and most honest) critics of her culinary creations!Annette's freelance career as a cookery writer and home economist has been varied and has included: writing twenty cookbookscontributing cookery and recipe features to consumer magazinesdeveloping recipes for many leaflets, features and booksgiving and organising cookery demonstrationsstyling food for photographyrunning microwave cookery classesconsulting for several food and cooking equipment companiesdeveloping and running a consumer advice line on food and cookingediting publications for schools.She is a member of the Guild of Food Writers and the Microwave Association, and is a fellow of the Institute of Home Economics. Her books have attracted much praise including, above all, the doyenne of British cookery Marguerite Patten, O.B.E. who said of Fresh & Fast Meals From the Microwave "It is an excellent book... not surprising in view of the outstanding ability of both Annette Yates and Norma Miller".Annette is the author of numerous best-selling cookery titles including: Fresh Ideas for Your Slow Cooker; Microwave Cooking Times at a Glance; The Combination Microwave Cook; Microwave Cookery Properly Explained and The Blender Book.

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.

Carolyn Humphries

Carolyn Humphries has been a food writer and editor for many years. She started her career as a chef, but quickly realised she preferred to create food for people to cook at home. Having trained as a journalist, she became a food writer for Woman magazine. She has since written for numerous journals, is the author of over 60 books and has been a consultant, co-writer and editor on many more projects. She is a member both of The Guild of Food Writers and the Institute of Health Promotion and Education. As a busy, working mum she has always needed to feed a hungry family fast and finds the combination microwave a great asset in her kitchen.

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'

Daniel Boulud

Daniel Boulud was born in France in 1955 and trained under renowned chefs Roger Verge, Georges Blanc, and Michel Guerard. He moved to the United States, where he served as Executive Chef at Le Cirque in New York. In 1993 he opened Daniel, Zagat's top-rated New York restaurant for two years running, followed by Café Boulud and DB Moderne. Among numerous other awards, he has been named "Chef of the Year" by Bon Appétit, and has received Gourmet's Top Table award. He lives in New York City.

Guo Yue

As a musician Guo Yue has travelled extensively making recordings and composing film soundtracks. His own bamboo flutes concerto was performed with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

Isa Chandra Moskowitz

Isa Chandra Moskowitz is the best-selling author of the hit books Isa Does It, Vegan with a Vengeance, and many other titles. Her website, Post Punk Kitchen, is beloved by millions. Isa has been cooking up a vegan storm for over two decades and has been named favorite cookbook author in VegNews for seven years running. She was raised and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Jan Arkless

Jan Arkless is a qualified teacher of Home Economics who taught in Secondary and Special schools. Jan began writing as a career and pastime which could be indulged in whenever time was available. Jan soon decided that she preferred writing to teaching, and has since written several successful Right Way titles on cookery and weddings.Jan lives in Oxford, England, with her husband, Bill, and has four grown up children.

Jonno Proudfoot

JONNO PROUDFOOT (the Chef) 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 23 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.

Judy Ridgway

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.

Kathleen Flinn

Kathleen Flinn has been a writer and journalist for nearly 20 years. Her work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, USA Today, Men's Fitness and many other publications. She divides her time between Seattle, Washington and Southwest Florida.

Lucy Madison

Lucy Madison is a New York City-based journalist and editor, and a senior editor at Food & Wine magazine. She has worked for publications including W, Interview, Teen Vogue, Lucky, BonAppetit.com, Refinery29, The Awl.com, and more.

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.

Norma Miller

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.

Peter Mayle

Peter Mayle has contributed to a wide range of publications in England, France and America and his work has been translated into 22 languages.

Robin Ellis

Actor, ROBIN ELLIS, is most famous for his performance as Ross Poldark in the successful 1970s' BBC TV mini-series Poldark. He also appeared in Elizabeth R, The Moonstone, Sense and Sensibility and an episode of Fawlty Towers. Several years ago he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and since then he has been perfecting his collection of easy and delicious Mediterranean dishes. He lives in France.

Rocco Dispirito

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.

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 12 months. 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.

Thug Kitchen

The Thug Kitchen crew is an LA-based duo.

Tim Noakes

PROFESSOR TIM NOAKES (the Scientist) is a widely respected Professor of Exercise and Sports Science at the University of Cape Town. He has run more than 70 marathons and ultra-marathons and is the author of the books The Lore of Running, Challenging Beliefs and Waterlogged. After publishing his latest book, Tim entered the dietary sphere, challenging the science behind obesity, coronary heart disease and heart attacks. Subsequently he has dedicated his life to opening people's eyes to the myth of low-fat eating and the nutritional and environmental crisis it has led us to. In this book, Tim unleashes the science behind the research and studies he has been conducting since the inception of this 'bee in his bonnet'.