Michael Sanders has been living and writing in Maine for 20 years, authoring several books about food including From Here, You Can't See Paris and Families of the Vine, which explore the worlds of the farmers, winemakers, and chefs of southwest France. He has written for the New York Times, Saveur, Gourmet, Afar, and Downeast. His recent works, including Drinking in Maine: 50 Cocktails, Concoctions, and Drinks from Our Best Artisanal Producers and Restaurants,and a second edition of Fresh From Maine: Recipes and Stories from the State's Best Chefs, as well as the creation of Table Arts Media, reflect his realization that "write local" is just as powerful a phrase as "eat local." Discover Michael's work at michaelssanders.com.
Russell French is a 22 year creative photography veteran, based in Portland, Maine, who specializes in food photography. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Art of Eating, Gastronomica, Chef's magazine, Bicycling, Downeast, and Yankee magazine. Working with food producers, creative agencies, and designers, Russell has created images for over 3000 food packages in recent years for local and national clients. Visit Russell at www.russellfrench.com