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Maida Heatter

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Maida Heatter, a.k.a. "the Queen of Desserts," is the author of nine classic dessert cookbooks, including the New York Times best-seller and James Beard Award-winning Maida Heatter's Book of Great Desserts. She is a member of the James Beard Foundation Hall of Fame, has been named to Cook's Magazine's Who's Who in Cooking, and was one of the first people inducted into the Chocolatier Hall of Fame. She continues to bake joyfully from her home in Florida.

Katie Parla

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Katie Parla has written, edited and contributed to more than 20 food and travel books for National Geographic, Time Out, Rough Guides, Dorling Kindersley, Fodor's, and Insight Guides. She is a regular contributor to The New York Times, and is the author of a Saveur nominated food and travel blog ( and the apps "Katie Parla's Rome" and "Katie Parla's Istanbul". Her forthcoming cookbook, "Tasting Rome: Fresh Flavors & Forgotten Recipes from an Ancient City", co-authored with Kristina Gill, is available for pre-order now and will be published by Clarkson...