Julie Biuso is one of New Zealand's best known and respected food personalities, with 14 cookbooks to her name, numerous appearances on radio and TV, and 30 years as a magazine food editor. Julie trained and taught at Le Cordon Bleu London and is an Ambassador for Le Cordon Bleu Institute New Zealand, and for the New Zealand Farmers' Market Association. She has won a string of honours for her writing and her books, including a special jury prize from the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards for her career achievements. Her books have also twice won the Lifestyle section in New Zealand's top literary awards. Auckland-based Aaron McLean worked for a decade in restaurants before taking up a camera. Today he is recognised as one of New Zealand's leading food and lifestyle photographers and his photography is regularly seen in Taste, NZ Life & Leisure, Dish, Cuisine and a growing number of books.