Alain Ducasse is the celebrated chef of four renowned restaurants: Le Louis XV in Monaco, Restaurant Plaza Athenee in Paris, Alain Ducasse at the Essex House in New York and Beige in Tokyo. In 25 years as a prominent chef, he has not only developed expertise in the culinary arts but also become successful as an educator and publisher. Sophie Dudemaine is a bestselling cookbook author in France. More than 1.5 million copies of her books - which feature easy, original and quick-to-prepare recipes - have been sold. Linda Dannenberg writes about European cuisine, travel and decorative arts for publications. She is also the author of STC's Perfect Vinaigrettes.