Arthur L. Meyer is a restaurant and bakery consultant who has cooked professionally since 1963. He has taught cooking internationally, is considered an expert on world cuisines, and has achieved Master status in baking. He opened a specialty bakery in 1983, which became the subject and name of his first cookbook, Texas Tortes. Art has written five additional cookbooks including Baking Across America, Corsican Cuisine. Danish Cooking and Baking Traditions, and co-authored the Appetizer Atlas, which won Best in the World from Gourmand Cookbook Awards in 2003. Art resides in Austin Texas where he had been a Lecturer in Organic Chemistry for 15 years at the University of Texas, and continues to teach chemistry at the community college.