Lesley Chamberlain is a writer, linguist and traveller. Her acquaintance with Eastern Europe began with a year in Russia as a Reuter correspondent followed by independent travels. Since 1991, she has been a judge for the International Langhe Ceretto prize awarded to books on food and culture and is the author of a number of books, including Food and Cooking In Eastern Europe (Penguin Books); The Food and Cooking of Russia (Penguin Books); and Cooking Around The World: German, Austrian, Czech & Hungarian in this series. Trish Davies is a home economist and food specialist with over 20 years' experience. She has worked as an editor on a number of food magazines, as a writer, recipe creator, cookery demonstrator and lecturer. Trish has also done a great deal of work with television and preparing food for advertising and promotional photography. Her published works include: From Borshch To Blinis: Great Traditional Cooking From Russia And Poland (Southwater); The Practical Encyclopedia Of East European Cooking (Lorenz Books); Cooking Around The World: German, Austrian, Czech & Hungarian (Lorenz Books).