About the Author
Julie Biuso has written 13 cookbooks, including several published with New Holland: Take a vine-ripened tomato ... , Fresh!, Viva l'Italia, Long Italian Lunch and Hot Nights Cool Days. She has an established following through her regular contributions to radio, television and magazines. She has won a string of awards, including (for Sizzle) a Gourmand World Cookbook award for the Best Barbecue Cookbook in the History of the Awards (2008). Auckland-based Aaron McLean worked for a decade in restaurants before taking up a camera. Today he is recognised as one of New Zealand's leading food and lifestyle photographers and his photography is regularly seen in Cuisine, NZ Life & Leisure, Dish and Taste.