Allyson Gofton has been cooking for New Zealanders for over 20 years. During her varied career she has worked at the NZ Woman's Weekly's Test Kitchens, assisted Graham Kerr both here and abroad, and became the Principal of Epicurean Workshop and Chief Executive Officer of the New Zealand Nutrition Foundation. She has also been Food Editor for Next Magazine since its inception in March 1991. Allyson is the best-selling author of numerous books - her Food in a Minute I and II cookbooks topped the 1998 New Zealand bestseller lists, selling close to 200,000 copies. Her most recent book, Flavours, is a compilation of recipes selected from her Next column.