Barbara Grunes has authored over 40 cookbooks, including several with Virginia Van Vynckt. A resident of northern Illinois, she has written about food and dining for the Chicago Sun-Times.
Virginia Van Vynckt has written extensively for the Chicago Sun-Times weekly food section and is an experienced editor and web designer. Her fascination with woks developed during her travels in Southeast Asia. She lives in northern Illinois. Sheri Giblin is a food and lifestyle photographer. She lives in San Francisco.