Jeff Hertzberg, M.D. has been a physician, university professor, and ardent amateur baker. He developed a love of great bread growing up in New York City and began traveling to bread-loving countries to sample and learn. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two daughters. Zoë François is a pastry chef and baker trained at the Culinary Institute of America. She also blogs at ZoeBakes.com and creates desserts for the Cooking Channel. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband and two sons.