BEN REED was named Cocktail Bartender of the Year in 1997. Former bar manager of the Met Bar and Woody's in London he was then appointed Executive Director of IPBartenders and is now a freelance consultant working with premium brands and top bars and hotels. Ben has made many TV appearances. He has been featured in a wide range of publications, including Vogue
, and GQ
. His other books include The Art of the Cocktail
(also published by Ryland Peters & Small).
William Lingwood is one of Britain's best-known names in food photography. But he didn't start that way. As an oil-worker in the Middle East, he learned to cook from the books of Elizabeth David and Jane Grigson, and was inspired by the photography of Robert Fresom and Tessa Treagar. In 1990, he hung up his desert boots and picked up a camera, and his work now appears in magazines, books, and advertising campaigns. He photographed "Juices and Tonics" for Ryland Peters & Small.