Authors

Lindsey Bareham

Lindsey Bareham writes the Dinner Tonight column in the Times and has written many cook books including The Big Red Book of Tomatoes and The Fish Store, both in Grub Street paperback. Her latest, One Pot Wonders, is complemented by a new edition of Jus …

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Denis Barnham

Born Feltham, Middlesex in 1920. Denis Barnham came from a West London farming family and was educated at Repton and The Royal Academy School of Painting. At the outbreak of war he joined the RAF and received his commission and ‘wings’ in Rhodesia befo …

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Vicky Bhogal

  Vicky Bhogal began her adventure on the food scene as recipe conduit and curator at 24 years old with the award-winning bestseller Cooking Like Mummyji in 2003. An avid campaigner of causes, next was Vicky’s brainchild celebrity recipe book for …

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Andrew Bird

Andrew Bird was born in Woodley and studied at Reading College of Art & Design and served in Royal Air Force Reserves. He has written for a number of newspapers and magazines. He is the prolific author of A Separate Little War and Coastal Dawn. He …

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Tony Blackman

Tony Blackman has spent his whole life in the aircraft industry. With a Physics degree he joined the RAF to train as a test pilot, became Chief Test Pilot at BAe, Woodford, and tested the three V Bombers, the Nimrod  and the Avro 748. His next career w …

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Steve Bond

Steve Bond is a life-long aviation enthusiast and historian, who has also been fortunate enough to spend most of his working life in the industry.  He served in the Royal Air Force for 22 years as an aircraft Propulsion Technician, with tours on the Ha …

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Philippe Conticini & Thierry Teyssier

Philippe Conticini An artist and tastemaker who invented the verrine (desserts presented in glass tumblers), Philippe Conticini is a leader in the pâtisserie renaissance in France. After practising his craft at the Table d’Anvers, he opened a restauran …

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Isabel Cuevas

With over 15 years experience exporting Spanish wines and food products all over the world, she is above all a wine and food enthusiast.  She has lived in Japan for 3 years where she has observed and analysed the increasing presence of Spanish Tapas Ba …

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Steve Darlow

Steve Darlow is a Bomber Command historian and established military aviation author, with fourteen books to his name. Steve has made numerous radio and televison appearances, and recently acted as programme consultant on the BBC’s The Lancaster: Britai …

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Elizabeth David

With new glossy, overdesigned cookbooks appearing on the market almost every week could there ever be a more appropriate time to consider the words of Jane Grigson when she said ‘Every time we begin to feel fussed by the cookery elaborators with their …

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Arto der Haroutunian

Every one of the twelve cookbooks Arto der Haroutunian wrote became a classic; his thoughtful, erudite writing helped to explain to westerners the subtlety, complexity and diversity of Middle Eastern and North African cooking. He was born in Aleppo, Sy …

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Suzanne Dunaway

Author of No Need To Knead, and Magazine and book illustrator for many years including her own books, Italy Cooks by Judy Ziedler, The New Yorker, Gourmet Magazine, Bon Appetit, Wine & Food, ex-owner of  Buona Forchetta Hand Made Breads in Los Ange …

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Sean Feast

Sean Feast started a career in journalism in 1985, concurrently training at the London College of Printing and later joining Maxwell Business Communications. In 1991 he joined the then fledgling advertising agency, AGA, to start its PR business, AGA Pu …

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Caroline Fibæk

Caroline Fibæk, naturopath and author of bestseller Raw Cakes – also translated in to Norwegian and English– as well as  Raw Snacks. She has published several other books in her homeland, Denmark. Caroline has appeared publically several times on Danis …

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Norman Franks

Norman Franks is a well-respected and world-renowned author and now has over one-hundred books to his name. Author of Battle of the Airfields, The Greatest Air Battle, Buck McNair, Beyond Courage and Aircraft versus Aircraft, he has also been co-author …

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Arthur Gould Lee

Thanks to a broken leg during flight school, Arthur Stanley Gould Lee gained valuable additional time flying trainers before he was posted to France during World War I. In November 1917 during low level bombing and strafing attacks, he was shot down th …

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Robert Gretzyngier

Robert Gretzyngier has for years studied Polish involvement in the air defence of the British Isles in WWII.  He lives and works in Warsaw.

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Jane Grigson

Jane Grigson was born in Yorkshire in 1928.  She was educated at boarding school and Newnham College, Cambridge, where she read English Literature.  Graduating in 1949, she went to Florence for three months to learn Italian.  On her return to England s …

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Ian Hall

Ian Hall spent thirty-two years as an RAF pilot, retiring as a group captain. He then flew turbo-props for a regional airline for a further twelve years. Married with three grown-up children, he lives in Norfolk.  

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RG Head

RG Head is a graduate of the US Air Force Academy and was one of the first fighter pilots in Vietnam. He flew 325 combat missions in the A-1 Skyraider, earned the Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross and thirteen Air Medals. Earning a PhD in politic …

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Pierre Hermé

Pierre Hermé is universally acknowledged as the king of French pastry with shops in Tokyo, Paris and London. He is the best, and has even been described as a couturier of pastry. This is a man at the top of his art and there is no question his macarons …

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Jeff Jefford

‘Jeff’ Jefford joined the RAF in 1959.  His flying experience included tours on Canberras with No 45 Squadron in Singapore, on Vulcans with Nos 83 and 50 Sqns and as an air navigation instructor with No 6 FTS.  His ground tours included administrative …

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Sheilah Kaufman

As the award-winning author of 26 delectable cookbooks, a cooking instructor (from Alaska to Hawaii and Maine to Mexico), culinary lecturer, and food editor for more than 40 years, Sheilah has shared her great passion of cooking with thousands of cooks …

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Elisabeth Luard

Elisabeth Luard is an award-winning food writer who often illustrates her own work.   Cookbooks include European Peasant Cookery, European Seasonal Dishes and Tapas (all in print with Grub Street).  Other work includes The Food of Spain and Portugal, T …

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Peter Lush

Peter Lush is a committee member of the St Nazaire Society and has visited St Nazaire every year since 1982. He has led tours of the dockyard for a variety of people including veterans of the raid. As well as giving lectures of the raid, Peter was invo …

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Kate Magic

Globally renowned raw foods expert Kate Magic has over two decades of experience of the raw lifestyle, and is raising her three sons on a raw vegan diet. She is the Creative Director of RawLiving, Europe’s leading resource for raw foods and superfoods …

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Bob Marston

After completing the Harrier course on 233 Operational Conversion Unit, Bob Marston joined 1 (Fighter) Squadron finishing the tour qualified as a fighter reconnaissance instructor. After two years of flying Harrier displays, he became a Hawk qualified …

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Vincent Orange

Professor Vincent Orange was born in Shildon, County Durham, in 1935 and educated at St. Mary’s Grammar School, Darlington, in the Royal Air Force (1953-6), and at Hull University. In 1962 he went to live in New Zealand and taught History at the Univer …

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Marguerite Patten

Marguerite Patten CBE, was born in Bath, Somerset, in 1915 and grew up in Hertfordshire. She started cooking for her family at a very young age when her mother had to return to work. When the Second World War broke out, Marguerite started working for t …

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Richard Pike

Richard Pike graduated from the Royal Air Force College, Cranwell in 1964. As part of his fighter pilot training he flew the Folland Gnat at RAF Valley followed by six months at RAF Chivenor where he flew the Hawker Hunter. The syllabus at Chivenor inc …

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Graham Pitchfork

Graham Pitchfork served in the RAF as a navigator for 36 years and retired as an air commodore in 1995.  Most of his flying was on the Buccaneer and before retiring he was a Director of Intelligence in the MOD.  He has written ten books and many articl …

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Ken Rees

Wing Commander Ken Rees was one of the few remaining Great Escapers and was been interviewed extensively for newspapers, radio and television, not least during his appearances on programmes like ‘Behind the Wire’. He was an excellent raconteur with man …

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Mervyn (Mel) Rolfe

Mervyn (Mel) Rolfe has lived most of his life in rural England, including twenty years in Buckinghamshire. In the RAF for two years’ national service where he learned to type and flew a typewriter among the Vampires at Station Sick Quarters, RAF Swinde …

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Anthony Rose

Anthony Rose is the wine correspondent of the Independent and contributes to various other publications, notably Decanter Magazine, The World of Fine Wine, Revue du Vin de France China and Fine Drink, China. He is co-chair of the Decanter Magazine Worl …

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Andy Saunders

Andy Saunders has been involved with historic aviation for over thirty years and is well known in the aircraft preservation and restoration field. His specialist area of interest is in the air war over Europe, 1939-1945. One of the co-founders of Tangm …

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Christopher Shores

Christopher Shores lives in Dorset and is a prolific and much acclaimed writer on military aviation history, now working at the head of a formidable team of dedicated researchers, each an expert in their own right.

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Bob Tuxford

Squadron Leader Robert Tuxford, AFC RAF Retd, graduated from the RAF College Cranwell in 1970. His first operational tour was on 214 Squadron on the Victor K1 3-point tanker in the air-to-air refuelling role. Selected for a coveted American exchange po …

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Ruth Van Waerebeek

Chef Ruth Van Waerebeek combines a love of travel, adventure and the culinary arts with a talent for communicating those passions verbally and in print. Born in Ghent, Belgium learned to cook at the sides of her mother and grandmother. This accumulated …

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