DENIS KELLY is a California-based writer and teacher who co-authored THE COMPLETE MEAT BOOK, FLYING SAUSAGES, and REAL BEER AND GOOD EATS with Bruce Aidells. BRUCE AIDELLS founded the San Francisco-based Aidells Sausage Company in 1983. He has taught at the California Culinary Academy and other cooking schools, and his articles have appeared in numerous publications includingBon Appetit,theLos Angeles Times, Gourmetand theWashington Post.He is the award-winning author of seven other cookbooks, including THE COMPLETE MEAT BOOK.
Lisa Weiss is a food writer who specializes in recipe development testing. She writes for publications such as "Cook's Illustrated" and "Cooking Light" and makes her home in the Bay Area.