Andre Domine, in spite of his French-sounding name, comes from Hamburg, Germany. He put down roots in a winegrowing village in the south of France in 1981, and for more than a dozen years he has sniffed and sipped his way through French cellars, kitchens, and landscapes. Part of the project from its beginning, he animates fans of the Culinaria series to retrace his pleasurable discoveries and experience them for themselves. Gunter Beer discovered his passion for the subject of food while working on the European Specialties volume of the Culinaria series. Further publications with Konemann followed. Beer has lived, worked, and enjoyed life in Barcelona, Spain for several years.