Saturday, November 15, 2008

Jen Lin-Liu

Jen Lin-Liu's debut nonfiction memoir is Serve the People: A Stir-Fried Journey Through China.

A few days ago I asked her what she was reading. Her reply:
I am currently reading Factory Girls by Leslie T. Chang, The Mosquito Coast by Paul Theroux, and Out of Mao's Shadow by Philip Pan and just finished The Last Days of Old Beijing by Michael Meyer.
Jen Lin-Liu is a Chinese-American writer and the founder of the cooking school Black Sesame Kitchen. She was raised in southern California, graduated from Columbia University, and went to China in 2000 on a Fulbright fellowship. A restaurant editor for Zagat Survey and the coauthor of Frommer’s Beijing, she has also written for Newsweek, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Saveur, Food & Wine, and Time Out Beijing.

Visit Jen Lin-Liu's website.

--Marshal Zeringue