Lucy Lean is the former editor of edible Los Angeles, a quarterly magazine that explores local food news and issues, a food judge for the Gordon Ramsay Fox hit TV show Masterchef (seasons 1 and 2), a charter contributor to the food and wine culture website Zester Daily, and contributor to LA Weekly and Meatpaper magazine. She lives in Hollywood Hills, California, with her husband (son of Chef Jean-Jacques Rachou of La Côte Basque) and two children, where she blogs their culinary adventures on her website, LadlesandJellySpoons.com.
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Joseph Bastianich co-owns, with Mario Batali and Lidia Bastianich, twenty of America's most acclained restaurants, is co-founder of Eataly New York, and operates four wineries. Bastianich has authored Vino Italiano and Grandi Vini. He's a host and judge on Fox's MasterChef, a contributor to NBC's Today Show and a recipient of the James Beard Foundation's Outstanding Restaurateur Award and Outstanding Award Wine and Spirits Professional.