Andy Husbands is the award-winning chef/owner of Tremont 647 and Sister Sorel. Husbands' signature dish "180 ribs" was given the perfect score in a barbecue competition. Husbands has made several TV appearances, including his run as a contestant in Season 6 of Hell's Kitchen. Husbands was a semi-finalist in the James Beard Award's Best Chef category. Other honors include: Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence, grand prize in the National Poultry Council's Grab Bag Contest and several "Best of Boston" awards.
Chris Hart is part of the IQUE barbecue team, which won the Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational Barbecue.
Andrea Pyenson is a Boston-based food and travel writer and co-authored Wicked Good Barbecue.
STEVEN RAICHLEN is a multi-award-winning author, journalist, and television host. His twenty-nine books include the international blockbusters The Barbecue Bible, How to Grill, and the New York Times bestselling Planet Barbecue. His books have won five James Beard Awards and have been translated into 16 languages. Island Apart is his first novel. A former Watson Foundation Fellow with a degree in French literature, Raichlen hosts Primal Grill and Barbecue University on PBS and the French language TV show Le Maitre du Grill. He has lectured at the Smithsonian Institution and the Library of Congress and has appeared frequently on National Public Radio and the Today show. He and his wife, Barbara, divide their time between Chappaquiddick Island, Massachusetts, and Coconut Grove, Florida.