Mark Peel is professor of modern cultural and social history and head of the School of History at the University of Liverpool. A former professor of history at Monash University, he is the author of three books, most recently The Lowest Rung: Voices of Australian Poverty.
Nancy Silverton co-owns and operates Campanile restaurant and La Brea Bakery in Los Angeles. Her numerous accolades include awards from Bon Appetit, Chocolatier, Food & Wine, and the James Beard Foundation. Breads from the La Brea Bakery was nominated for Julia Child and James Beard cookbook awards.