Gordon Laing has been reviewing digital cameras since the first apple quicktake was launched in 1994. In the decades since, they have changed beyond all recognition, and gordon has built a huge following with his in-depth review website, cameralabs.com. With its impartial, real-world tests of new models, huge archive and video tours, camera labs has become a unique and essential resource for anyone buying a new camera. He regularly posts his travel and food photos across the social networks, celebrating in-camera jpegs over processed images.
Vimla Lalvani studied yoga as the personal student of B.K.S. Iyengar and is now an acknowledged authority and acclaimed yoga teacher in her own right.
Annabel Langbein is one of New Zealand's best loved food writers and now the star of her own international TV series, Annabel Langbein The Free Range Cook. She has worked professionally in the kitchen for the past 20 years and has self-published a number of titles. Annabel has won a number of international awards, including the Gourmand World Cookbook Award for Assemble and Cooking to Impress.
Alex Langlands is an archaeologist and historian with a fascination for the British landscape. He has excavated numerous archaeological sites in a bid to understand agricultural practices throughout history.
Master Patissier and twice winner of the prestigious Continental Patissier of the Year at the British Baking Awards, Eric Lanlard has earned himself an international reputation for superlative baked creations for an impressive A-list clientele, including Madonna and Sir Elton John. Having trained in France, Eric moved to London where he ran the patisserie business for Albert and Michel Roux. He stayed there for five years before launching his own business, Cake Boy, a destination cafe, cake emporium and cookery school based in London. Eric is an experienced TV presenter, most recently with Channel 4's Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard. He has appeared on numerous TV food shows including Masterchef: The Professionals, Mary Queen of Shops, The Taste, Great British Bake Off and Junior Bake Off.He is co-author of Cox Cookies and Cake (Mitchell Beazley) and author of Master Cakes (Hamlyn), Tart It Up! and Chocolat (Mitchell Beazley).
Frances Largeman-Roth, RD is the Senior Food and Nutrition Editor at Health magazine. She has helped women across America lose weight and feel incredible with her healthy recipes and smart diet advice. Frances is also the author of Feed the Belly: The Pregnant Mom's Healthy Eating Guide, and lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and daughter.
Joy Larkcom has been growing and writing about vegetables for more than thirty years and is considered one of the world's leading experts in the field. Her work has been deeply influenced by travels in Europe, China, Japan, the USA, and Canada, continually searching for new edible plants and cultivation techniques. With the help of her husband, Don Pollard, this has led to the introduction of many exciting salad plants and oriental vegetables. Her eloquent and humorous style of writing has done much to popularize vegetable growing.Over the past ten years she has concentrated on the "potager" concept, making the kitchen plot a beautiful feature in itself. She created four small potagers in the experimental organic market garden she and her husband ran for many years in Suffolk, before moving to Southern Ireland, where a fan-shaped potager is now being made on a windswept slope.Joy is well-known as an author, journalist, and lecturer, and has taken part in many radio and television broadcasts. Her other books include Oriental Vegetables (1991), Salads for Small Gardens (1995), The Organic Salad Garden (2001), Grow Your Own Vegetables (2002), and revisions of the classic The Vegetable Garden Displayed. Joy has won the Garden Writer of the Year award three times and in 1993 was awarded the prestigious Veitch Memorial Medal for services to horticulture. In 2003 she was presented with the Garden Writers' Guild Lifetime Achievement award.She lives in Cork, Ireland.
Andrew Lawson, photographer, was a major contributor to Highgrove, Portrait of an Estate by HRH The Prince of Wales, and as author and photographer has published Performance Plants, and The Gardener's Book of Colour. In 1999 he was named 'Garden Photographer of the Year' by the Garden Writers' Guild. Andrew Lawson lives in Oxfordshire.
Konstantinos Lazarakis was born in Pireaus, Greece.He studied MechanicalEngineering in the National & Technical University of Athens and Jazz Music inAeolian School of Music.He became the first Greek Master ofWine in 2002. Inaddition, he received the Villa Maria Award for outstanding performance inViticulture and the 13th Bollinger Foundation Medal ever for excellence in winetasting. Konstantinos is currently working as an Imports Manager for AiolosWinesin Athens while he consults widely for wine producers, restaurants, and hotels,as well as writing for a number of magazines.He lives in Athens.
Daphne Ledward is a profilic writer and broadcaster on all aspects of gardening. She started her gardening career with BBC Radio Lincolnshire and has been a regular panellist on BBC Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time and Classic FM's Gardening Forum for 18 months. She has also appeared on television programmes such as Gardeners' Direct Line (BBC 1), By Day (Sky 1), Homes and Gardens Livetime (Granada Breeze), Grass Roots (Meridian) and How Does Your Garden Grow? (UK Style/BBC 2), and was the gardening 'expert' on Radio 2's Jimmy Young Show.
Matilda Lee is a features writer for The Ecologist. In association with the British Fashion Council she researches and writes ethical clothing guides for London Fashion week. She is a contributing author to A Slice of Organic Life edited by Sheherazade Goldsmith. Location: London, UK.
Dan Lepard is an award-winning baker and sourdough expert, who has started bread bakeries for top London chefs Fergus Henderson, Yotam Ottolenghi and Giorgio Locatelli, and continues to help home cooks and chefs master sourdough in their kitchens. He's a regular voice on BBC radio, writes for food and travel magazines around the world, has a monthly baking column in The Sydney Morning Herald, was judge on The Great Australian Bake Off, but is best known for his time as baking columnist for the Guardian newspaper for nearly a decade.
Francesca Leung works in editorial, writes books and has written for Wallpaper*, Time Out London, ES magazine and ShortList. She also draws comics and her design work has been exhibited at the V&A museum. Her favourite things are pirates, Batman® and cake, and she spends her spare time playing Assassin's Creed® or losing at mahjong. She makes the best cup of tea in the world, according to herself. You would not want to live with her.
Joel Levy is a writer and researcher with a special interest in historical mysteries. He is the author of Secret History, Lost Histories, Fabulous Creatures, The Atlas of Atlantis and The Atlas of Lost Treasures.Location: North London, UK.
Colin Lewis is a respected bonsai expert who has studied bonsai in Japan, has written a number of books including Bonsai Survival Manual and Practical Bonsai and regularly demonstrates bonsai techniques.
This versatile collection of 360 recipes is perfect for the busy cook. In this innovative book, you can dial the basic recipe up or down to suit the amount of time you have. Just choose the version that suits you.If you are pressed for time, then the 10-minute option gives you clever short cuts.A few more minutes to spare? Using the 20-minute version, your meal will be on the table in 20 minutes or fewer.Have the time to spend a little longer to add something special? The 30-minute variation is the one you need.Whether you are cooking for hungry kids or feeding a crowd for dinner, the Hamlyn QuickCook series puts you in the driving seat with a fantastically flexible approach that allows you to cook just what you want, in exactly the time you have available.
Sara Lewis is an experienced home economist and food writer. She was the cookery editor of 'Practical Parenting' magazine for over 12 years and is the author of many Hamlyn cookery books including 'Bread Machine Easy', 'Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook: 200 Cakes and Bakes' and 'Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook: 200 Make Ahead Recipes'.
Yishan is a professional UK/Chinese manga artist currently living in Scotland, whose work has been published in China, the US, France and the UK.
The Royal Horticultural Society is at the forefront of a gardening revolution in which received wisdom is questioned and updated. This great gardening book for kids is the combined effort of the UK's biggest gardening charity and 40 years of Blue Peter gardening.
Since retiring as a university lecturer on philosophy and politics,Alex Liddell now devotes himself to a keen interest in wine datingfrom his student days.His articles (mainly on wine travel) appear injournals world-wide, and he is the author of Port Wine Quintas of the Douroand Madeira also part of this series .He lives in Oxfordshire.