About the Author
Mervyn L. Hecht has been the wine buyer for several wine importing companies for over 20 years. He was the wine columnist for the Palisadian Post newspaper and the Beverly Hills currier, and is the restaurant critic for the Santa Monica Daily Press. He is a California wine judge certified by the University of California, and taught a course on French and Italian wine for the UCLA Extension dept. ----- Judy Lamm has been a restaurant food consultant, caterer, party planner and cooking teacher in the Los Angeles area for more than 20 years. She has studied under Roger Jaloux of Restaurant Paul Bocuse, in Lyons France; Jacques Pepin, Wolfgang Puck, Ken Frank, Julia Child, and has attended the leading cooking schools in the world.