Claudia Piras studied philosophy and literature and works as an editor, author, and translator. Eugenio Medagliani is the proprietor of a firm in Milan that has specialized in sales of utensils for professional kitchens since 1860. For more than 25 years he has published the magazine II Cuoco, the journal of the organization Federcuochi Italiana. He also works with diverse fine food journals and television programs and is a member of the international jury of the gourmet association Slow Food. Ruprecht Stempell has photographed the stars of the international media world for music and lifestyle magazines. In conjunction with international aid organizations, reports about slums in Ethiopia, street children in Brazil, child labor in Bangladesh, as well as photo documentaries of Nepal and Romania followed. Stempell has also contributed picture material to additional volumes of the Culinaria series.