Eric Treuille was born in Cahors in southwest France. At the age of 13, he was apprenticed to the city's charcuterie-traiteur (caterer). There he mastered the art of classic French cooking, going on to complete his culinary studies in Paris. He has worked as a chef from Paris to London and is the author of several books including DK's Hors d'Oeurveres, Grilling, and Ultimate Bread.
As the owner of a spice business with an extensive inventory of over 1,800 herbs and spices, Birgit Erath travels across the globe in search of new sources for culinary flavors and new recipes for seasonings.