Russell ran a fly fishing business in Cornwall before a growing passion for food and cooking led to him taking the plunge and embarking on a new career as a professional chef at the age of 27. Starting as a commis chef in Truro, various jobs followed before, in 2003, Russell and his wife Eléna opened Sienna in Dorchester. Here Russell was awarded three AA rosettes in 2007 and a Michelin star in 2010. They sold Sienna in 2015 when Russell launched Creative about Cuisine, a business focussing on his food writing, photography and consultancy work. Russell writes for a number of trade and leisure publications, often supplying the accompanying photography. He also continues to cook at guest chef dinners, demonstrates at various festivals and has a number of wide ranging food consultancy contracts. Russell's recipes and photography feature throughout the book.
Jon comes from a farming family and loves everything about the great outdoors, particularly when it involves diving, fishing or foraging. He is a strong believer in food ethics and educating the next generation on the importance of food provenance (a cause of unending annoyance to his wife and two children). As the principal author of the Well Seasoned blog, Jon was the runner up in the Observer Ethical Awards for Best Blog and his food writing has been widely published. At various times in his life (and with various degrees of success) he has been an actor, an oceanographer, a diving instructor and a lawyer. Most of the non-recipe writing in the book is his.
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