Brian St. Pierre was born in New Bedford, Mass. and worked in his family's restaurant and catering business while attending Boston University. He lived in New York, where his first book and journalism were published, before moving to Los Angeles; he later also lived in Mexico and Santa Fe, before moving to San Francisco to work as a writer for the Wine Institute. In addition to writing about food and wine (eventually including several more books), he also wrote about California literature, and was a book reviewer for the San Francisco Chronicle for 14 years. He currently lives in London with his wife and son, and and continues to write books, and journalism on food and wine for Decanter magazine. His blogs include: http://stpierreonwine.blogspot.co.uk, and http://dads-cooking.blogspot.co.uk. For further information on San Francisco's North Beach, or Chinatown, (the subject of his two latest e-books), see the Facebook pages entitled The Flavor of North Beach Revisited, or The Flavor of Chinatown Revisited.