Jen Lin-Liu talks about Serve the People: A Stir-Fried Journey Through China. Lin-Liu gives a memorable and mouthwatering cook’s tour of today’s China as she progresses from cooking student to noodle-stall and dumpling-house apprentice to intern at a chic Shanghai restaurant. Lin-Liu has written for Time Out Beijing, Newsweek, and the Wall Street Journal- Book Passage
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 came 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. She lives in Beijing with her fiancé, Craig Simons.