Fred Thompson is a writer and food stylist who studied at the Culinary Institute of America. He is the author of several cookbooks, including Iced Tea, Lemonade, Crazy for Crab, Barbecue Nation, and Hot Chocolate and writes “The Weekend Gourmet” column for the News & Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina. Thompson is the publisher of Edible Piedmont magazine. He also writes for the magazines Fine Cooking, Wine & Spirits, and Every Day with Rachael Ray and is a popular cooking school teacher. He divides his time between Raleigh and New York City.
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Brian Preston-Campbell is a professional food stylist and former chef. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, he has brought his talent for food styling to national ad campaigns for such companies as Starbucks, Absolut, Nestlé, Godiva, and Smucker’s. His creative food styling has also appeared in magazines such as O: The Oprah Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, Prevention, and Men’s Health. In addition, he was the food stylist for several books, including The Sneaky Chef and Good Spirits, winner of an IACP Cookbook Award for Food Photography and Styling. He lives in New York with his wife and two children.
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