Authors

  • A. A. Gill

    A. A. Gill is a writer and restaurant critic based in London, and contributes regularly to The Sunday Times and Vanity Fair.

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  • Adriana Picker

    Adriana Picker is a commercial illustrator, working across the publishing, motion picture and advertising industries. Her clients include Real Living magazine and brands such as Absolut Vodka, and she has worked as costume illustrator for feature films including The Great Gatsby, where her costume illustrations were shown at the 2014 Academy Awards when costume designer Catherine Martin won an Oscar.

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  • Airdre Grant

    In a single year Dr Airdre Grant lost a long-term relationship, her cat, dog, father and twin brother. She undertook a pilgrimage to Iona and the Himalayas to reconstruct herself.Airdre has written in both the popular and academic press about the place and importance of love, grief and loss in all aspects of existence.

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  • Aki Kamozawa

    Aki Kamozawa, together with H. Alexander Talbot, owns the consulting business Ideas in Food. Together they have worked with both individual chefs and companies, such as No. 9 Group in Boston, Fourth Wall Restaurants in New York City, Frito Lay, and Unilever. Their company grew out of their blog, ideasinfood.com, which they started in 2004 as a way to record their daily work in restaurant kitchens. They have been featured in the New York Times, Popular Science, Food & Wine, and Saveur and speak regularly at professional conferences around the world. Their blog was selected as Best Culinary Science Blog in the Saveur Best Food Blog Awards 2013.

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  • Alain Ducasse

    Alain Ducasse is one of the most renowned chefs of his generation. Born in the Landes region of western France, he is also a restaurant designer, hotelier and teacher of the culinary arts. His current stable of restaurants includes Plaza Athénée (Paris), Jules Verne (Eiffel Tower, Paris), The Dorchester (London), and he is the only chef to hold 19 Michelin stars throughout his career.

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  • Alba Pezone

    Alba Pezone first moved to Paris from Naples to study management and marketing at university. After missing the local delicacies from her hometown, Alba began to recreate the much-loved cuisine she was raised on to help her stay connected with Italy. After eight years working in the marketing industry, Alba turned to her true passion of food, and retrained as a chef in some of Paris’ top restaurants. In 2004 Alba opened her own cookery school, Parole in Cucina, which teaches traditional Italian cooking techniques. She is also a member of the Italian slow food movement and is a regular columnist for culinary magazine, Elle à Table.

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  • Albert Watson

    Scottish-born Albert Watson has created images for hundreds of successful advertising campaigns such as Gap, Levi’s, Revlon and Chanel, and has directed more than 500 TV commercials and shot dozens of posters for major Hollywood movies. His photographs have been featured at museums and galleries worldwide including the National Portrait Gallery in London and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Photo District News named Watson one of the 20 most influential photographers of all time, and he has won numerous awards for his work.

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  • Alfred Tong

    Alfred Tong is a journalist, trend forecaster and brand consultant. He has written for The Times and the Telegraph, as well as The Face, Timeout, Harpers Bazaar, WGSN and Esquire, where he wrote the ‘Style Sleuth’ column. He lives in London with his cocktail shaker.

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  • Alyson Walsh

    Alyson Walsh believes that you don’t have to have youth to have style. As a former fashion editor for Good Housekeeping magazine; a regular feature writer and columnist for the Financial Times ‘How To Spend It’ website, Saga Magazine and allaboutyou.com; and with her own successful style blog, That’s Not My Age, Alyson has excellent fashion credentials and is well-placed to offer women great style advice.  Alyson started her blog six years ago in order to celebrate the creed that ‘style is forever’. Here she explores how the topics of fashion, age and culture are connected. Well received by the media and other bloggers, That’s Not My Age soon developed a sizeable online presence and a loyal group of followers, all hungry for Alyson’s fashion advice and insider knowledge.

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  • Amanda McKittrick

    Amanda McKittrick has had a love of combining the old with the new for as long as she can remember. Her lifelong interest in craft, design and photography combined with nearly a decade in publishing working on a wide range of titles, encouraged her to develop and share her passion for all things crafty. Being a self taught crafter and regular craft group member, she wanted to create a book that gave practical insights and advice to inspire others to develop their skills and confidence, so they too could create wonderfully quick and inexpensive projects, and most importantly learn and have fun along the way.

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