Sallie Morris is a food writer and consultant. Her travels have taken her to Kenya and Malaysia and she has run cookery courses in both countries. Sallie has lectured and contributed to many publications and has written several books covering a wide range of cooking styles. Her interest in spices was fostered in Malaysia, where she lived for three years, and in Africa, where she spent five years. She has since travelled extensively through Thailand, Myanmar, India and Indonesia, gathering recipes and information about spices for her own pleasure and for her books, which include Indonesian in the Cooking Around the World series also published by Lorenz Books. Lesley Mackley trained as a home economist and began her career working for the importers of Le Creuset cookware. She started freelance cookery writing when her two children were small and has since written many cookery books on a variety of subjects. Lesley lived in India as a child and has travelled in the West Indies, North Africa and Europe, collecting unusual ingredients and ideas for recipes wherever she goes and indulging her passion for cooking with spices. She is currently a consultant to a herb and spice company and also gives demonstrations and teaches evening classes on cooking with herbs and spices.