Skip Lombardi is a professional jazz musician and cookery author: La Cucina dei Poveri, Recipes from My Sicilian Grandparents. He also writes about contemporary Italian and American cooking and food-related issues.
Writing and lecturing on the arts and cuisines of the Muslim world, Holly Chase has worked in the Middle East, South Asia, Africa, and Europe. She organizes yacht charters and specialized tours of Turkey. http://hollychase.com