AYLA ALGAR teaches Turkish language at UC Berkeley. She is the author of CLASSICAL TURKISH COOKING.
Twin sisters MARY BARBER and SARA WHITEFORD, former chefs and caterers, are culinary consultants and the authors of SMOOTHIES, WRAPS, COCKTAIL FOOD, and SUPER SMOOTHIES, all published by Chronicle Books. They live in San Francisco.
TISH BOYLE is the food editor for CHOCOLATIER and PASTRY ART & DESIGN magazines. She is the author of DINER DESSERTS (Chronicle Books). She lives in Brooklyn Heights, New York.
FIO BRAKER is widely acknowledged as a preeminent baking expert as well as a popular television presence and a columnist for the SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE. She is the author of THE SIMPLE ART OF PERFECT BAKING and SWEET MINIATURES (Chronicle Books). She lives in Palo Alto, California.
GEORGEANNE BRENNAN is a James Beard-award winning cookbook author and teacher who divides her time between her small farm in Northern California and her home in Provence, where she runs a cooking school. Her previous books include POTAGER: FRESH GARDEN COOKING IN THE FRENCH STYLE THE MEDITERRANEAN HERB COOKBOOK THE VEGETARIAN TABLE: FRANCE THE FOOD AND FLAVORS OF HAUTE PROVENCE and OLIVES, ANCHOVIES, AND CAPERS all published by Chronicle Books.
MICHAEL CHIARELLO is a cookbook author, and vintner, and the founder of Napa Style, a line of specialty products. He is the host of the PBS series MICHAEL CHIRAELLO'S NAPA, a frequent contributor to the CBS EARLY SHOW, and the author of THE VIGNE COOKBOOK, and MICHAEL CHIARELLO'S CASUAL COOKING, both published by Chronicle Books.
BARBARA CLOSE is a certified aroma-therapist and the owner and founder of Naturopathica, a holistic spa in East Hampton, New York. She is the author of AROMATHERAPY: THE A-Z GUIDE TO HEALING WITH ESSENTIAL OILS, as well as WELL BEING and THE SPA DECK, both published by Chronicle Books.
PEGGY CULLEN is a writer, baker, and candy maker. She is the author of GOT MILK? THE COOKIE BOOK (Chronicle Books). She lives in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts.
MARION CUNNINGHAM, the "Lost Recipes" columnist for the SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, lives in Walnut Creek, California, and is known as the modern-day Fannie Farmer. She is the author of two revisions of THE FANNIE FARMER COOKBOOK, as well as THE SUPPER BOOK, COOKING WITH CHILDREN, and LEARNING TO COOK WITH MARION CUNNINGHAM.
BONNIE TRUST DAHAN first discovered herbal healing while traveling in Morocco twenty-five years ago. She is the founder of PureSeasons, a company dedicated to natural living and style. Her previous books include WISE CONCOCTIONS, GARDEN HOUSE, and GARDEN HOME: CITY, all published by Chronicle Books.
JULIA DELLA CROCE is a James Beard Foundation Award-winning cookbook author, journalist, lecturer, and teacher. Some of her previous books include PASTA CLASSICA, THE PASTA BOOK, ANTIPASTI, and THE VEGETARIAN TABLE: ITALY, all published by Chronicle Books.
JODY DENTON is a veteran of some of the nation's top restaurants. Most recently, he was executive chef and partner of the San Francisco Bay Area restaurants LuLu, Azie, and Zibibbo. He now has his own restaurant, Merenda, in Bend, Oregon.
LISSA DOUMANI was a pastry chef at Spago and 385 North in Los Angeles before she left to launch the Napa Valley restaurant Terra with her husband Hiro Sone. She is the author of TERRA: COOKING FROM THE HEART OF NAPA VALLEY.
JEANNETTE FERRARY is the author of M. F. K. FISHER AND ME: A MEMOIR OF FOOD AND FRIENDSHIP. With Louise Fiszer she is the author of A GOOD DAY FOR SOUP, A GOOD DAY FOR SALAD, and JEWISH HOLIDAY FEASTS, all from Chronicle Books. She lives in California and teaches food writing at UC Berkeley.
LOUISE FISZER, a nationally known cooking teacher, food writer, and consultant, owned and directed one of Northern California's most popular cooking schools for fifteen years. With Jeannette Ferrary she is the author of six books, including A GOOD DAY FOR SOUP, A GOOD DAY FOR SALAD, and JEWISH HOLIDAY FEASTS, all published by Chronicle Books.
JANET FLETCHER, trained at the Culinary Institute of America and a veteran of Berkeley's celebrated Chez Panisse restaurant, is a SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE staff food writer. She has authored or co-authored fourteen books on food and wine, including THE CHEESE COURSE, FRESH FROM THE FARMERS' MARKET, and PASTA HARVEST, all published by Chronicle Books.
DAVID GARRIDO helped pioneer South-western cuisine in Texas. He is the executive chef at Jeffrey's Restaurants (in Austin, Texas, and in Washington, D.C.) and at Cipollina in Austin, Texas. He is the co-author, with Robb Walsh, of NUEVO TEX-MEX, published by Chronicle Books.
JOYCE GOLDSTEIN is a nationally known chef, author, teacher, and Mediterranean-cooking expert. The former chef-owner of the award-winning Square One restaurant, she is the author of CUCINA EBRAICA, SEPHARDIC FLAVORS, and ENOTECA, all published by Chronicle Books, as well as the classics THE MEDITERRANEAN KITCHEN and BACK TO SQUARE ONE. She lives in San Francisco.
LAUREN GROVEMAN is a professional cooking instructor, a working wife and mother, and a noted food writer. She is the host of the public television series HOME COOKING WITH LAUREN GROVEMAN, as well as the James Beard Award-winning radio program FOOD, FAMILY & HOME "MATTERS" WITH LAUREN GROVEMAN. She is the author of LAUREN GROVEMAN'S KITCHEN, published by Chronicle Books, and lives in Larchmont, New York.
SAM GUGINO is the author of COOKING TO BEAT THE CLOCK and LOW-FAT COOKING TO BEAT THE CLOCK, both from Chronicle Books. A former restaurateur turned food journalist, he has been the restaurant critic at the PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS and the food editor for the SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, and is also the "Tastes" columnist for the WINE SPECTATOR.
BETH HENSPERGER has spent more than three decades exploring baking traditions, both ancient and modem, around the world. Her fourteen cookbooks include THE BREAD BIBLE and THE PLEASURES OF WHOLE GRAIN BREADS (both published by Chronicle Books), as well as THE BEST QUICK BREADS and THE BREAD LOVER'S BREAD MACHINE COOKBOOK.
GERALD HIRIGOYEN is executive chef and co-owner of the restaurants Fringale and Pastis in San Francisco. He is the recipient of numerous awards and is also the author of BISTRO and THE BASQUE KITCHEN.
HUBERT KELLER is the executive chef and co-owner of San Francisco's restaurant Fleur de Lys. His cooking has been praised in ESQUIRE, the NEW YORK TIMES, and FOOD & WINE. He is the author of THE CUISINE OF HUBERT KELLER.
LORETTA KELLER studied in France and worked at Bistro at the Maison de Ville in New Orleans. She opened her own restaurant, Bizou, in San Francisco in 1993, which has been praised in the SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE and GOURMET.
PEGGY KNICKERBOCKER is a freelance food and travel writer who lives in San Francisco. She is also a cooking teacher. She is the author of OLIVE OIL, published by Chronicle Books, and the co-author of THE ROSE PISTOLA COOKBOOK.
BARBARA LAUTERBACH is a spokesperson for King Arthur Flour, as well as a cooking teacher and author who contributes to national magazines. She is the author of POTATO SALAD, published by Chronicle Books.
Lori Longbotham is a former food editor for Gourmet and contributes articles to a variety of magazines. She lives in the New York City area and is the author of LUSCIOUS LEMON DESSERTS, published by Chronicle Books.
DONATA MAGGIPINTO is the culinary and editorial director for Williams-Sonoma and a regular contributor to NBC's TODAY show. She is the author of REAL-LIFE ENTERTAINING and HALLOWEEN TREATS (Chronicle Books). She lives in Northern California.
NANCIE MCDERMOTT, a well-known expert on Thai food, has written numerous newspaper and magazine articles on Thai cooking, and teaches courses on the subject at cooking schools around the country. She is the author of REAL THAI and REAL VEGETARIAN THAI, both published by Chronicle Books.
JAMES MCNAIR is the author of forty popular cookbooks that have sold almost four million copies. He is best known for titles such as CHICKEN, COLD PASTA, and SALMON, all published by Chronicle Books. He lives in San Francisco and at Lake Tahoe.
DIANE MORGAN writes a column for the LOS ANGELES TIMES and is the author of THE THANKSGIVING TABLE, COOKING FOR THE WEEK (with Dan Taggart and Kathleen Taggart), and DRESSED TO GRILL (with Karen Brooks and Reed Darman), all published by Chronicle Books. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
JEFF MORGAN, wine director for Dean & DeLuca, is the author of DEAN & DELUCA: THE FOOD AND WINE COOKBOOK (Chronicle Books). He has written on wine, food, and agriculture for numerous publications including the NEW YORK TIMES and WINE SPECTATOR (as its West Coast editor). He is also a Napa Valley-based wine maker and produces Solo Rosa, a barrell-fermented dry rose.
KITTY MORSE was born in Casablanca, Morocco. She has taught Moroccan cooking for over twenty years and is the author of numerous cookbooks, among them COOKING AT THE KASBAH, COUSCOUS, and VEGETARIAN TABLE: NORTH AFRICA, all from Chronicle Books. She lives in Southern California.
BRADLEY OGDEN is chef and co-owner of seven San Francisco Bay Area restaurants, including the Lark Creek Inn and One Market Restaurant. Best known for his innovative use of fresh ingredients and for adding a creative edge to breakfast, he is the recipient of numerous awards and frequently appears on television and in national magazines.
LOU SEIBERT PAPPAS, a former magazine and newspaper food editor, has written many cookbooks, among them BISCOTTI OMLETTES, SOUFFLES & FRITTATAS CREPES and THE CHRISTMAS CANDY BOOK all published by Chronicle Books. She lives and teaches cooking classes in Palo Alto, California.
SARA PERRY is the author of numerous cookbooks, including THE NEW COMPLETE COFFEE BOOK, THE NEW TEA BOOK, VALENTINE TREATS, CHRISTMASTIME TREATS, GREAT GINGER-BREAD, and EVERYTHING TASTES BETTER WITH BACON, all from Chronicle Books. She lives in Portland, where she is a columnist for THE OREGONAIN.
MARY S. RISLEY founded Tante Marie's Cooking School in 1973, when she left her job in banking to teach cooking in her San Francisco home. In 1987 she launched Food Runners, a volunteer organization that picks up excess food from restaurants and delivers it to food programs, an effort that was recognized with a James Beard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year Award.
JUDY RODGERS is the James Beard Award-winning chef and co-owner of San Francisco's Zuni Cafe. She studied cooking in France and is a veteran of Chez Panisse and the Union Hotel, where she collaborated with Marion Cunningham. She is the author of THE ZUNI CAFE COOKBOOK.
RICK RODGERS is a well-known cookbook author, cooking teacher, and radio and television guest chef. He is the author of over twenty cookbooks including of ON RICE, SIMPLY SHRIMP, PRESSURE COOKING FOR EVERYONE, and FRIED AND TRUE (all published by Chronicle Books), as well as KAFFEEHAUS.
ELLEN ROSE founded the Cook's Library in 1989, a culinary bookstore in Los Angeles. She is a passionate cook who started collecting cookbooks at the age of seventeen. She is the author, with Jessica Strand, of INTIMATE GATHERINGS (Chronicle Books).
STEPHANIE ROSENBAUM is a San Francisco-based writer and regular contributor to the THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY GUARDIAN and SAN FRANCISCO magazine. Her most recent book is HONEY: FROM FLOWER TO TABLE (Chronicle Books).
LORNA SASS is a noted authority on pressure cooking and vegan and vegetarian cooking. She writes for numerous food publications and is the author of THE NEW SOY COOKBOOK and THE NEW VEGAN COOKBOOK, both published by Chronicle Books. She lives in New York City.
SAVEUR magazine is renowned for its coverage of authentic cooking traditions, both at home and around the world. Their cookbooks include: SAVEUR COOKS AUTHENTIC AMERICAN, SAVEUR COOKS AUTHENTIC FRENCH, and SAVEUR COOKS AUTHENTIC ITALIAN, all published by Chronicle Books.
BOB SLOAN is the author of THE WORKING STIFF COOKBOOK (Chronicle Books). His mystery novels feature the homicide detective Lenny Bliss. He lives in New York City.
BRIAN ST. PIERRE reports on wine and food for DECANTER magazine and has contributed articles to a variety of publications. He has written seven books, including A PERFECT GLASS OF WINE and THE PERFECT MATCH, both published by Chronicle Books. He lives in London.
JESSICA STRAND is a food columnist for the LOS ANGELES TIMES and an avid cook. She is the author of INTIMATE GATHERINGS (with Ellen Rose) and BABY'S ROOM, both from Chronicle Books.
DAN and KATHLEEN TAGGART are food and wine professionals and the authors of several books including COOKING FOR THE WEEK with Diane Morgan (Chronicle Books).
MARYANA VOLLSTEDT is the author of more than a dozen cookbooks, including PACIFIC FRESH, WHAT'S FOR DINNER?, THE BIG BOOK OF CASSEROLES, and THE BIG BOOK OF SOUPS & STEWS, all published by Chronicle Books. She lives in Eugene, Oregon.
ROBB WALSH is the author of LEGENDS OF TEXAS BARBECUE COOKBOOK and co-author with David Garrido of NUEVO TEX-MEX (both Chronicle Books), as well as a two-time James Beard Award-winner. As food critic for the HOUSTON PRESS and commentator for National Public Radio, he has covered Texas food for more than a decade.
DIANE ROSSEN WORTHINGTON is a food writer, consultant, and James Beard Award-winning broadcaster. She is the author of fourteen books, including THE TASTE OF SUMMER, THE CUISINE OF CALIFORNIA, AMERICAN BISTRO, and SERIOUSLY SIMPLE, all published by Chronicle Books.
JOAN ZOLOTH writes for the OAKLAND TRIBUNE. She is a syndicated food critic for the Alameda Newspaper Group and the author of JEWISH HOLIDAY TREATS (Chronicle Books). She lives in Northern California.
From From Our House To Yours. Compilation copyright © 2002 by Chronicle Books LLC. Foreword copyright © 2002 by Joyce Goldstein. Photographs copyright © 2002 by E.J. Armstrong. All rights reserved. First published by Chronicle Books LLC, San Francisco, California.
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