Pierre Franey came to the United States to work in the restaurant of the French Pavilion at the 1939 New York World's Fair and stayed on to become the executive chef of two great French restaurants in New York: Le Pavillon and La Cote Basque. He originated the "60-Minute Gourmet" column for The New York Times in 1976. He died in October 1996.
Jane E. Brody is the Personal Health columnist for The New York Times, & the author of several bestselling books, including "Jane Brody's Good Food Book" & "Jane Brody's Nutrition Book". She lives in New York City.