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Vivian Constantinopoulos and Daniel Young

about the authors

Vivian Constantinopoulos is the commissioning editor at Reaktion Books, a London-based publisher specializing in arts and cultural history. Previously she was an editor at Phaidon Press, where she commissioned illustrated monographs in architecture and design. She has a Masters in literary theory from University College London, and is doing postgraduate research on Greek modernism and urban literature. Born in London of Greek parents from the Peloponnese and fluent in Greek, she is equally at home sipping Earl Grey tea, Greek coffee, and, from May to October, frappé.

Daniel Young is a respected food journalist, critic, and author. His newest book most recent book, Coffee Love, collects the stories and recipes behind the world's great coffees. His prior book, The Bistros, Brasseries, and Wines Bars of Paris, was a sequel to his first exploration of the café lifestyle, The Paris Café Cookbook. He is currently at work on a book about coffees of the world, to be published by HarperCollins, USA in 2007. He is also author of Made in Marseille and The Rough Guide to New York City Restaurants and has written articles for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Bon Appetit Magazine, Gourmet Magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, and Elle Decor. From 1996-2000 he was restaurant critic of The New York Daily News. He splits his time between London, Paris, and his hometown New York. He takes his espresso short and sketo; his frappés, metrio me gala.