Nadine Abensur is one of the most original vegetarian food writers working today, and is the author of various bestselling Cranks cookbooks. Born in Morocco of French-Jewish parents, her international background is reflected in the global influences of her cuisine. After setting up her own vegetarian catering company (Culinary Arts, which soon acquired a famous clientele ranging from Paul and Linda McCartney to Annie Lennox), Nadine subsequently became Food Director of the Cranks restaurant group for 5 years. She now divides her time between London and Australia, where she runs cookery courses. Nadine writes for magazines in both countries, including BBC Good Food Magazine in the UK and Delicious in Australia.