Catherine Atkinson has always had a passionate interest in food and cookery and as a student this culminated in a BSc (Hons) in Home Economics at Surrey University. After graduating she worked in various hotels and restaurants including the Roux Brothers' famous patisseries. Her catering experience led to work in publishing - creating recipes and styling food for photography - and she became Deputy Cookery Editor on Woman's Weekly and later Me magazine. Catherine currently works as a full-time writer and food consultant, contributing to various food and lifestyle magazines, and producing many outstanding cookbooks. Her published works include: The World Encyclopedia of Coffee (Lorenz Books); Pastry - The Complete Art of Pastry Making (Lorenz Books); and Preserves (Lorenz Books) Jenni Fleetwood is a highly experienced food writer and cookery editor. She loves travelling, and she spends part of every year in South Africa, where, in addition to enthusiastically sampling the food and wine, Jenni helps to run Iziko lo Lwazi, a non-profit craft project. She is passionate about cooking and entertaining, and has compiled and written many cookery books on international cuisines, including the food of Africa, Asia, the Middle East and the Caribbean, as well ascreating fast yet good, nutritious food, perfectly tailored to the hectic family schedule or busy lifestyle. Jenni also writes children's books and is a member of both the Socity of Authors and the Guild of Food Writers. Her other titles published by Lorenz Books include The Dinner Party Cookbook, Clay-Pot Cooking, The Ultimate Book of Main Course Dishes, Wraps, Rolls and Parcels, Red Hot! A Cook's Encyclopedia of Fire & Spice, Griddle Sizzle and Sear, Good Food Fast, and Spirited Cooking.