Victoria Blashford-Snell first began cooking in pubs and restaurants in the UK. As a result of her zest for travel, she developed an imaginative variety of tastes, from the Mediterranean to the Great Barrier Reef to the Himalayas. Today she runs a successful catering business and teaches regular cookery courses in the UK. Victoria has written several popular cookbooks including Diva Cooking and The Cooking Book (DK), and has co-authored six Books for Cooks titles. She regularly appears on food shows in the US and Canada. Eric Treuille has been passionate about food since he worked as a mitron (baby baker) in his uncle's boulangerie in France. He has cooked professionally in Paris, London, and New York, until work as a stylist with Anne Willan and Le Cordon Bleu introduced him to the world of cookbooks. Currently director of Books for Cooks, the internationally famous bookshop and cooking school in London, Eric is also the author of Barbecue, Bread, Pasta, The Organic Cookbook, and Le Cordon Bleu's Complete Guide to Cooking Techniques.