PATRICIA WELLS is a former food critic for the Parisian newspaper L'Expressand now writes the restaurant column for the International Herald Tribune. Wells has written numerous cookbooks, which have been translated into several languages, including her translation of Joel Robuchon's Simply French, which won the 1991 James Beard Foundation Award for the Best International Cookbook.
JOEL ROBUCHON, the winner of the prized "Meilleur Ouvrier de France" award, with a three-star rating in the Michelin Guide, is one of the world's greatest chefs. He has already published several books of delicious recipes, including two that have been translated into English: Simply French in 1991 and Joel Robuchon's Cooking Through the Seasons in 1995. Robuchon has also done a number of other books in his native French tongue, and in 1996 hosted a daily television program called "Cook Like a Great Chef" on France's number one television channel, TFI.
HERVE AMIARD is a photographer and a specialist in the art of living and gastronomy. He has published several books, including The Sundays of Joel Robuchon, winner of the James Beard Foundation Award in 1996 for Best Photography. He also mounted the first gastronomic photography exhibition in 1991 for the A.S.P.P. in Paris, and his black and white photographic work was on display during the eighth Visa pour l''Image festival at Perpignan in 1996. Herv Amiard is with the Rapho Agency.