Alain Coumont founded Le Pain Quotidien and currently serves as the Company's Chief Creative Officer. In this role, he remains the driving force behind the brand's dedication to organic ingredients. Prior to founding Le Pain Quotidien, Alain worked with a number of highly regarded chefs including Michel Guèrard, Georges Blanc and Joel Robuchon. He lives with his family in Montpellier, France.
Eleonora Galasso's Instagram formula is a unique mix of food and lifestyle in motion, which has won the hearts of over 45k loyal followers. The rule? Food happiness. No one can resist it.Eleonora zigzags between Rome and Paris, and has opened the door to secret locations in the historical centres of both cities, where she organizes cooking workshops and themed events. She runs clandestine pop-up restaurants in the least expected places, consults for major international brands and adores visiting local producers and reporting about it on her blog.www.eleonoragalasso.com/blogAs a young girl, Eleonora was forbidden from entering her grandmother's kitchen, but she was allowed to taste the linguine to make sure they were 'al dente'. As is often the case in life, an obstacle turned a young girl's curiosity into a hobby and then a career. In her family home she found a dusty old handwritten recipe book and started playing with the ingredients to make her dinner parties creative and exciting. She went on to train at the Ateneo Italiano della Cucina in Rome and has a Masters in Gastronomy and Food Culture. Her career as a journalist has taken her around the world: whether London, Paris, New York, Sao Paulo or Istanbul.
A chef, food writer and cookery teacher, Sabrina Ghayour is one of the strongest voices in Middle Eastern food today. Past collaborations include the 'Passage to Persia' pop-up with Anna Hansen at The Modern Pantry with guest chefs Ben Spalding, Omar Allibhoy, Alexis Gauthier and Tim Anderson, Oliver Peyton's 'Friday Night Socials' at The National Gallery and a pop-up at Grain Store with chef Bruno Loubet.With regular appearances at the BBC Good Food Show, Taste London and more, her work has featured in The Times, The Sunday Times, the Evening Standard, the Guardian, The Independent, The Telegraph, delicious. magazine, Waitrose Food magazine, Sainsbury's Magazine and BBC Good Food magazine. She has also appeared on BBC1's Saturday Kitchen, BBC2's Great British Menu and Channel 4's Sunday Brunch.Sabrina's debut first cookbook, Persiana, was awarded 'Best New Cookbook' at the Observer Food Monthly awards 2014 and 'Book of the Year' at the 2015 Food & Travel Awards. Her follow up, Sirocco, debuted at no. 1 and was a Sunday Times bestseller.Connect with Sabrina at www.sabrinaghayour.com Twitter @SabrinaGhayourInstagram @SabrinaGhayour
Nicola Graimes has been editing and writing books on the subject of healthy nutrition for children for the past 19 years. Nicola is particularly interested in healthy eating, organic food and children's diets, and her unpretentious, contemporary style of cooking is very much in touch with the requirements of modern parents.Nicola Graimes has had many books published in the UK including The Baby Cookbook, The Toddler Cookbook, Foods that Heal Cookbook, and The Vegan Cookbook. Nicola was editor of the UK's Vegetarian Living Magazine and The Vegetarian, the monthly magazine published on behalf of The Vegetarian Society. She has also written for The Sunday Express and is a member of The Guild of Food Writers. Nicola Graimes is a young, contemporary cook and is in touch with the requirements of modern parents. She knows what works and what doesn't, and is fully up-to-date with the latest nutritional information and ingredients.
After graduating as a herbalist with first class honors from The University of Westminster, Paula Grainger ran a busy and successful practice in Central London and set up the Lemon Balm Apothecary and Clinic. Lemon Balm quickly became a hub for all things herbal and it was here that, along with a team of other herbalists and complementary health professionals, Paula provided consultations, classes and herbs to clients from all over London and the UK. In 2011 Paula moved with her family to Santa Cruz, California. There she works with individuals providing wellness consultations and sharing her experience and love of herbs in tailored classes for people who wish to learn more about how herbs can improve health, bring peace of mind and encourage natural beauty. Paula is a member of the 150-year-old National Institute of Herbalists in the UK and follows their programme of continued professional development. Plants are her passion, and her excitement at how they can work with our bodies for maximum health and vitality only increases as she travels on her journey as a herbalist. She is the author of several books and magazine articles, and blogs frequently as The English Herbalist.