Christine Ingram left a career in financial and consumer journalism to pursue her keen interest in food and cooking. After several years as a food editor for a magazine, she became a full-time writer, contributing to many magazines. Jennie Shapter is a food writer and home economist who specializes in cooking food for photography. Jennie spent a number of years working as chief home economist for major food manufacturers, where she developed her considerable baking skills. She has written many cookbooks.