Daniel Patterson was born in Massachusetts and moved to California in 1989, where he now has three restaurants: Coi (2006), Plum (2010) and Haven (2012). At Coi, Patterson mixes modern culinary techniques with local and cultivated ingredients to create highly original dishes that speak of place, memory and emotion. It is an approach that has won him two Michelin stars and a worldwide reputation for pioneering a new kind of Californian cuisine. Patterson is also a frequent contributor to the New York Times, Lucky Peach, Food & Wine and other publications.
Peter Meehan is a food writer and co-editor of quarterly food journal Lucky Peach. He has written for many magazines, including Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, and The New York Times, and he has collaborated on a number of cookbooks.
Maren Caruso is a San Francisco native who specializes in food photography. Her work has appeared in more than 75 cookbooks and numerous magazines including Gourmet, Bon Appetit, Sunset Magazine, Cook_Inc., and Food & Wine. She won the 2013 One Eyeland Photography Award for Fine Art Photographer of the Year.