Spring /Summer 2014 Authors
Jody Williams
Jody Williams
Author of BUVETTE
BIO
Jody Williams trained with Thomas Keller at Rakel and Lidia Bastianich at Felidia, and she traveled and worked in some of the best kitchens in Italy and France. In New York City she has headed the kitchens at notable restaurants like Giorgione, Gusto, Keith McNally's Morandi and Gottino. She opened Buvette in 2010, which has been voted one of New York's Top 10 Restaurants by Travel & Leisure. Williams's cooking has been praised in such publications as Martha Stewart Living, Travel and Leisure, Gourmet, Glamour, The New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, New York Magazine, The Village Voice, Time Out New York, and Grub Street. She has also appeared a number of times on The Martha Stewart Show and several times as a judge on the Food Network's hit show Chopped.
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Alexander Loyd
BIO
Alex Loyd, PhD, ND holds doctorates in Pyschology and Naturopathic Medicine. His 12-year search for a cure for his wife's depression led to the discovery of The Healing Codes system to heal the source of virtually any physical, emotional, success, or relational issue.
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Alissa Segersten
Alissa Segersten
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Alissa Segersten is a cooking instructor and author of the food blog,www.nourishingmeals.com, empowering people with cooking skills and knowledge of whole foods so that they may reconnect with pleasure in eating delicious, nourishing food. - See more at: http://hachettebookgroup.com/authors/alissa-segersten/#about
Tom Malterre
Tom Malterre
BIO
Tom Malterre, MS, CN, is a certified nutritionist who holds two degrees in nutritional sciences, and is a faculty member of the Autism Research Institute. He coaches physicians and other health care practitioners on using Functional Medicine principals in their clinical practices, and travels the U.S. and Canada lecturing on the biochemical interactions within the body and their relationship to diet. - See more at: http://hachettebookgroup.com/authors/alissa-segersten/#about
Jillian Legasse
Jillian Legasse
BIO
Jilly splits her time between New Orleans, New York City, and London, always with an apron on hand ready to cook in anyone's kitchen she can.
Jessie Swanson
Jessie Legasse Swanson
BIO
Jessie lives with her husband and two sons in New Orleans.
Toby Amidor
Toby Amidor
BIO
Toby Amidor is the founder of Toby Amidor Nutrition, where she provides nutrition and food safety consulting services. She is a nutrition expert for FoodNetwork.com, writing for their Healthy Eats Blog, a regular contributor to U.S. News and World Report Eat + Run blog, and an adjunct professor at Teachers College, Columbia University. Toby trained as a clinical dietitian at New York University. Her expertise includes over 14 years of experience in various areas of food and nutrition. Through ongoing consulting and faculty positions, she has established herself as one of the top experts in culinary nutrition, food safety, and media.
Caroline Apovian
Caroline Apovian
BIO
Dr. Caroline Apovian is the director of the Nutrition and Weight Management Center at Boston University Medical Center.
Dean Fearing
Dean Fearing
BIO
Long known as the "Father of Southwestern Cuisine," Chef Dean Fearing has been recognized as a "Pioneer of American Cuisine" by the Culinary Institute of America, was presented with the Silver Spoon for sterling performance by Food Arts, and has won the James Beard Award for "Best Chef in the Southwest." After 20 plus years as the chef at The Mansion on Turtle Creek, he opened Fearing's in 2007 at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, which has been named "Restaurant of the Year" and "Table of the Year by Esquire Magazine, No. 1 in Hotel Dining by Zagat Survey, and nominated by the James Beard Foundation for Best New Restaurant, and has received accolades from The New York Times, Newsweek, Food and Wine, Texas Monthly and others.
Fall 2013 / Winter 2014 Authors
Daniel Boulud
Daniel Boulud
Author of DANIEL
BIO
Daniel Boulud is a world-renowned French chef. He owns prestigious restaurants in New York, Miami, Palm Beach, London, Vancouver, and Singapore. He has won James Beard Foundation awards for "Outstanding Restaurant" (for Daniel in 2010), "Outstanding Restaurateur" (2006), "Best Chef, New York City" (1992), and "Outstanding Chef of the Year" (1994). The French Government made him a Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur in 2006. He has served on the board of Citymeals-on-wheels since 1999, and he has received the "Culinary Humanitarian" in 2007. Boulud also serves as Chairman of the Bocuse d'Or USA Foundation.
Dolvett Quince
Dolvett Quince
BIO
Dolvett Quince is a veteran health and fitness expert and one of the trainers on The Biggest Loser. In 2004, he opened his first Body Sculptor Fitness Studio in Atlanta and has built it into the city's premiere health and fitness center. His business attracts such clients as Janet Jackson, Angela Bassett, Baltimore Ravens tight-end Daniel Wilcox, singer-songwriter JoJo, and world-pop sensation Justin Bieber. He also developed the renowned Me and My Chair Workout DVD.
Rocco DiSpirito
Rocco DiSpirito
BIO
Rocco DiSpirito entered the Culinary Institute of America at the age of sixteen, and at eighteen began working with legendary chefs worldwide. The James Beard award-winning chef opened the 3-star Union Pacific in New York City, where he established his culinary credentials. He was named Food & Wine's Best New Chef and--as the first chef to grace its cover—was called 'America's Most Exciting Young Chef' by Gourmet. DiSpirito starred in the NBC hit reality series The Restaurant, and the A&E series Rocco Gets Real. He has appeared on Oprah, Ellen, Chelsea Lately, and The Tonight Show, among others.
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Harold Lancer, MD
Harold Lancer, MD
Author of YOUNGER
BIO
Harold Lancer, MD, FAAD is a medical graduate of the University of California, San Diego and completed his Dermatology Residency at Harvard Medical School. He is board certified in dermatology and has been practicing for 30 years. His Lancer Rx skincare line is available nationally at Nordstrom's and on his website, LancerSkinCare.com.
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Wolfgang Puck
JJ Virgin
BIO
Wolfgang Puck was a driving force behind the popularity of California Cuisine as a result of opening Spago in 1982. Puck was twice named Outstanding Chef of the Year by the James Beard Foundation. His other restaurants include Chinois, Postino, and CUT. Puck regularly appears on Good Morning America, has a syndicated newpaper column, Wolfgang Puck's Kitchen, which reaches 5.5 million readers, sells his own merchandise on HSN and is now on Top Chef.
Melissa and Emily Elsen
Melissa and Emily Elsen
BIO
THE FOUR & TWENTY BLACKBIRDS PIE BOOK is by Melissa and Emily Elsen, the sisters who are third generation pie bakers from South Dakota and proprietors of the wildly popular Brooklyn Pie Shop and Cafe, Four & Twenty Blackbirds. The cookbook contains over sixty delectable pie recipes organized by season, with groundbreaking and mouthwatering pie combinations such as Salted Caramel Apple, Green Chili Chocolate, Black Currant Lemon Chiffon, and Salty Honey. There is also a detailed and stunning techniques section. The book will have 90-120 photos and illustrations of the Elsen sisters' beautiful creations. And the photographers are Gentl & Hyer, two of the best food photographers in the country today.

Pie may be the ultimate comfort food in these recessionary homemade times. This may not be your mother's pie book, but it's one you'll want to bake from and share with loved ones again and again.
Mireille Guiliano
Mireille Guiliano
BIO
Mireille Guiliano, a former chief executive at LVMH (Veuve Clicquot), is "the high priestess of French lady wisdom" (USA Today). She is the author of French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure, the number 1 New York Times Bestseller in the US. It has been translated into 37 languages.
JJ Virgin
JJ Virgin
BIO
JJ Virgin is internationally recognized as an expert in overcoming weight loss resistance. She has helped thousands attain fast fat loss by addressing food allergies, food sensitivities, and other foot intolerances.

Virgin is also an adjunct professor at Bauman College of Nutrition and is on the faculty of the Smart Women's Institute. She is the past president of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals, has a PhD in holisitic nutrition, and is a board-certified Health and Fitness Specialist with the American College of Sports Medicine.
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Rachel Zoe
Rachel Zoe
Author of LIVING IN STYLE
BIO
Rachel Zoe lives in Los Angeles, CA.
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Spring/Summer 2013 Authors
Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow
BIO
Gwyneth Paltrow is a mother and an actress, splitting her time between London and New York. Her website goop.com covers food, crafts, fashion and fitness.
Gordon Ramsay
Gordon Ramsay
BIO
Gordon Ramsay is a world-renowned chef who was awarded 3 Michelin stars for his Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in London. As one of only four chefs in the UK to maintain three stars, Gordon was awarded an OBE in 2006 for services to the industry. Now internationally recognized, Gordon has opened a string of successful restaurants across the globe, from Italy to LA. He also has two top rated shows: Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares and Hell's Kitchen. His latest show, Masterchef US, is now in its second season, and he is slated to star in a new series, Hotel Hell, slated to air in June 2012. Gordon has also published a number of books, many of which have become best sellers like Gordon Ramsay Makes It Easy to his autobiography, Roasting in Hell's Kitchen.
Cristina Suarez Krumsick
Cristina Suarez Krumsick
Author of NO BAKE MAKERY
BIO
Cristina Suarez is a publicist at a major publishing house by day, and the proprieter/chef of the No Bake Makery by night. She lives in Brooklyn with her fiance.
Rip Esselstyn
Rip Esselstyn
BIO
Former world class tri-athlete turned firefighter Rip Esselstyn is a former world class athlete turned firefighter who created his plan-strong diet when he discovered the dangerously high cholesterol levels of many of his fellow firefighters at Austin (TX)'s Engine 2 station. Rip has discussed his revolutionary diet program on many national programs, including the Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning, NPR and The Dr. Oz Show.
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Marla Heller
Marla Heller
BIO
Marla Heller is a Registered Dietitian, and holds a Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) where she completed doctoral course work in public health, specializing in Behavior Sciences and Health Promotion. Marla is experienced in a wide variety of nutrition counseling specialties. She has been an adjunct clinical instructor in the Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetics at UIC, teaching courses on food science and nutrition counseling, and has also taught at Dominican University, National-Louis University, and the Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago (a chef-training school).
Chana Levitan, MSc
Chana Levitan, MSc
BIO
Chana Levitan is a renowned educator, author, speaker, and relationship coach. Her driving passion is to give people the tools they need to trust themselves and their abilities to create a successful marriage the first time around.
Fall/Winter 2012-2013 Authors
Ed Bacon
Ed Bacon
BIO
For the past fifteen years Rev. Ed Bacon has been the Rector of All Saints Church in Pasadena, with over 4,000 congregants, including celebrities like Madonna. He has been a guest on Oprah Winfrey's Soul Series on Oprah & Friends Radio, discussing 21st century spirituality, and has been a guest panelist in the Spirituality 101 segment of The Oprah Show's "Living Your Best Life" series.
Lyn-Genet Recitas
Author of THE PLAN
BIO
Lyn-Genet Recitas has been studying holistic medicine for over thirty years. She started her practice working with immune response and hormonal balance twenty years ago on the West Coast and has been running health centers for the past ten years in New York and Westchester. Lyn-Genet and her team at The Plan have helped thousands of women and men over age thirty-five find easy, effective ways to lose weight, improve health, and reverse the aging process.
Annie and Dan Shannon
Annie and Dan Shannon
BIO
Dan and Annie Shannon live in Brooklyn, NY. Annie has worked at the animal advocacy organization In Defense of Animals and as the Fashion Industry Liaison for the Humane Society of the United States. She does most of the cooking.
Marla Heller
Marla Heller
BIO
Marla Heller is a Registered Dietitian, and holds a Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) where she completed doctoral course work in public health, specializing in Behavior Sciences and Health Promotion. Marla is experienced in a wide variety of nutrition counseling specialties. She has been an adjunct clinical instructor in the Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetics at UIC, teaching courses on food science and nutrition counseling, and has also taught at Dominican University, National-Louis University, and the Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago (a chef-training school).
Neal Barnard, MD
Neal Barnard, MD
BIO
Neal Barnard, MD is a clinical researcher, author, and health advocate. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and president of the nonprofit Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine. He has been the principal investigator or coinvestigator on several clinical trials investigating the effects of diet on health. He is the author of several books and a frequent lecturer.
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Spring/Summer 2012 Authors
Venice Fulton
Venice Fulton
BIO
Venice A. Fulton is an expert in nutrition and exercise physiology who has dedicated himself for more than a decade to helping his high-profile clientele keep their bodies fit and healthy. This book was originally designed for the author's A-list clients.
Tanya Becker
Tanya Becker
BIO
Tanya Becker is the Co-Founder, SVP of Programming and Training. She is the choreographer and instructor behind the popular Physique 57 DVDs.
Jennifer Maanavi
Jennifer Maanavi
BIO
Jennifer Maanavi is the owner, Co-founder and CEO of Physique 57.
Mark Houston M.D.
Mark Houston M.D.
BIO
Dr. Houston is presently Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Director of the Hypertension Institute, Vascular Biology and the Life Extension Institute at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville, TN.
Maggie Meade
Maggie Meade
BIO
Maggie Meade writes and edits the top-rated baby food website, wholesomebabyfood.com. She is the mother of three sons who were breast-fed and enjoyed fresh homemade baby food throughout their introduction to solid foods.
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Jackie Warner
BIO
Jackie Warner is America's favorite no-nonsense celebrity fitness trainer. She was the star trainer of Bravo's hit show Work-Out. Her new Bravo reality show, Thintervention, will debut in the coming months.
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Dave Nasser
Dave Nasser
Author of GIANT GEORGE
BIO
Dave Nasser was born in 1966 in Tucson, Arizona. He has a degree in Economics and a Masters in Public Administration. He renovates houses and sells real estate in Arizona, where he lives with wife Christie, their two children, of course, Giant George.
Roberto Martin
Roberto Martin
BIO
Roberto Martin attended the Culinary Institute of America, became a private chef, and honed his knowledge of nutrition and health, customizing meals to meet the dietary needs of his celebrity clients. Now Martin cooks exclusively vegan meals for the DeGeneres household, and appears frequently on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Marty Becker
Marty Becker
BIO
Dr. Marty Becker, "America's Veterinarian" has been the popular contributor to ABC-TV's Good Morning America for 10 years, and is the resident veterinarian on The Dr. Oz Show. He writes a Universal Press Syndicated column with Gina Spadafori, Pet Connection; is a contributor to Parade Magazine, and was voted "companion animal Veterinarian of the year." He is also co-author of the fastest-selling pet book in history, Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul. Dr. Becker still enjoys his work as a practicing veterinarian, at the North Idaho Animal Hospital.
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Fall/Winter 2011 Authors
Randy Fenoli
Randy Fenoli
BIO
Randy Fenoli is the star of TLC's Say Yes to the Dress. He is also star of Say Yes to the Dress: Big Bliss, Say Yes to the Dress: Randy Knows Best and Randy's Top Ten. Randy's day job is Fashion Director at Kleinfeld Bridal where he personally sees over 15,000 brides each year. He meets with and lectures to another 50,000 brides per year at wedding events around the country. Randy has appeared on Rachael Ray and has been featured in many magazines such as People, Us, Life and Style, OK, and InStyle.
Ingrid Newkirk
BIO
PETA president and co-founder Ingrid Newkirk Ingrid Newkirk has led the world's largest animal rights organization for more than 30 years. Her passion and dedication to making this world a better place for all living beings has inspired countless others to do what they can to help animals.
Spring/Summer 2011 Authors
Nicole Daedone
Nicole Daedone
Author of SLOW SEX
BIO
Nicole Daedone founded OneTaste in the summer of 2004 to create a clean, well-lit place where sexuality, relationship, and intimacy could be discussed openly and honestly. Since then, her vision that sex can be healing, creative, and nourishing—to both the body and the spirit—has inspired thousands of students to make Slow Sex a part of their everyday lives. The practice at the heart of her work, OM or Orgasmic Meditation, uniquely combines the oral tradition of extended orgasm with.

Nicole's own interest in Zen Buddhism, mystical Judaism, and semantics. Nicole has appeared on Nightline, her work has been featured in the New York Times, the New York Post, and the San Francisco Chronicle, among others, and her writing has appeared in Tricycle magazine.

Nicole writes, teaches, and lectures on the relationship between language and spirituality, body and mind, and self and community. Raised in Los Gatos, CA, Nicole now lives in San Francisco.
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Terry and Linda Jamison
Terry and Linda Jamison
BIO
Identical twins Terry and Linda Jamison are known across the world as the "Psychic Twins." They have worked professionally in the metaphysical field for over twenty years.
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Marty Becker
Marty Becker
BIO
Dr. Marty Becker, "America's Veterinarian" has been the popular contributor to ABC-TV's Good Morning America for 10 years, and is the resident veterinarian on The Dr. Oz Show. He writes a Universal Press Syndicated column with Gina Spadafori, Pet Connection; is a contributor to Parade Magazine, and was voted "companion animal Veterinarian of the year." He is also co-author of the fastest-selling pet book in history, Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul. Dr. Becker still enjoys his work as a practicing veterinarian, at the North Idaho Animal Hospital.
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Fall/Winter 2010-2011 Authors
Dr. Earl Mindell
BIO
Earl Mindell, R. Ph., Ph.D., is the bestselling author of over a dozen books, including the Earl Mindell's Vitamin Bible. He is a registered pharmacist, a master herbalist, and a professor of nutrition at Pacific Western University in Los Angeles. He also conducts nutrition seminars around the world. He lives in Beverly Hills, California.
Claire Robinson
BIO
Claire Robinson is the host of Food Network's 5 Ingredient Fix and the daily primetime series, Food Network Challenge. Claire cites her French-speaking grandmother as a major influence on her love for food. Claire graduated from the French Culinary Institute, has been an accomplished private chef, and has produced several cooking series, including Food Network's Easy Entertaining with Michael Chiarello.
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Janie Bryant
Janie Bryant
BIO
Emmy-winning costume designer Janie Bryant creates all of the looks seen on TV's Mad Men. She has worked on numerous films and TV shows. In 2005, she won an Emmy for her periodcostumes on HBO's Deadwood and she took home the prestigious Outstanding Costume Design award from the Costume Designers Guild in both 2009 and 2010.
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Charla Krupp
Charla Krupp
BIO
Charla Krupp is a nationally known style expert who appeared for ten years on the Today Show and on thirty national TV shows, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Rachael Ray Show, The Wendy Williams Show, The View, CBS Early Show, and Access Hollywood. Krupp is a contributing editor to People: Style Watch and was formerly beauty director at Glamour, senior editor at InStyle, and a fashion columnist at More.
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Laurie David
Laurie David
BIO
Laurie David founded the Stop Global Warming Virtual March, produced the Academy Award–winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth, and launched the Stop Global Warming College Tour with Sheryl Crow. She has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Today, and Good Morning America; is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post; and is author of The Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming (Scholastic, 9/07).
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Tracy Anderson
Tracy Anderson
Author of 30-DAY METHOD
BIO
Tracy Anderson has trained stars like Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, Courteney Cox, Molly Sims, and Naomi Watts, among others. She was a professional dancer who experienced considerable weight gain, began to research her own workout methods to transform her body, and developed the Tracy Anderson Method. She owns studios located in NY and LA and shares her unique workouts through her successful DVDs and webinars.
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Grand Central Life & Style Authors
Jackie Warner
BIO
Jackie Warner is America's favorite no-nonsense celebrity fitness trainer. She was the star trainer of Bravo's hit show Work-Out. Her new Bravo reality show, Thintervention, will debut in the coming months.
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Sanjay Gupta, MD
Sanjay Gupta, MD
BIO
Sanjay Gupta, MD is a practicing neurosurgeon at Emory University Hospital and associate chief of service at Grady Memorial Hospital. A columnist for TIME magazine and a chief medical correspondent at CNN, he lives in Atlanta, GA.
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Kim Johnson Gross
Kim Johnson Gross
BIO
Kim Johnson Gross, co-creator of the bestselling Chic Simple book series, has been a fashion expert for over 30 years, A former Ford model, fashion editor at Town & Country and Esquire, and columnist for More and InStyle, she has appeared on national programs including the Today Show and CBS Early Show.
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