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Fuchsia Dunlop 扶霞 (Fu Xia)

Food-writer and cook specialising in Chinese cuisine

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Arts. Culture. Cuisine. Education. Film, TV & Radio. Literature. Media.

Fuchsia Dunlop is an internationally renowned cook and food-writer specialising in Chinese cuisine. She was the first Westerner to train as a chef at the Sichuan Institute of Higher Cuisine, and has been researching Chinese food and culinary culture since 1994.

She writes about Chinese food and cookery for publications including the Financial Times, The New Yorker, The Observer, the New York Times, Gourmet, Saveur and Time Out, and has been featured as an expert commentator on radio and TV stations all over the world.

She also appears on television as a Chinese cook and food expert. She speaks, reads and writes Chinese.

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Nancy Lam

Celebrity Chef

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Cuisine. Film, TV & Radio.

Nancy Lam is a celebrity chef famous for her Oriental food and television appearances.

She was born in Singapore in 1948, the next to youngest as one of 10 children, to an Indonesian Mother and a Chinese Father. Her cooking skills were first nurtured as the result of her Grandmother’s teaching. This proved an excellent foundation as Nancy learned the basics of oriental cooking, a regular chore being the peeling of onions and pounding chillies.

Singapore is a multi-cultural society and Nancy used this to good effect, experimenting with Thai, Indian and other types of cuisine. Her Father owned a prawn cracker manufacturing business. He has the distinction of being the first person to have introduced polystyrene bags to Singapore.

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Ching-He Huang

Foodie entrepreneur

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Business. Cuisine.

Foodie entrepreneur born in Taiwan to Chinese parents and lived in South Africa before finding foot on British soil. A self-taught cook, Ching launched her own food company, Fuge Ltd, fresh from graduating from university with a 1st class Economics degree from Queen Mary Westfield College in London in 1999.

Ching’s products can now be found at retail and foodservice outlets from profile events to blue-chip companies in the City. This was followed by the launch of Tzu, a healthy soft drinks range, which are now stocked in prestigious outlets such as Selfridges, Wholefoods and Champneys Health Farms. Ching’s dynamic approach made a television presence inevitable.

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Andrew Hung

Restauranteur

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Cuisine.

Andrew Hung is well established in the restaurant industry. His latest project, Shanghai Blues, opened in mid 2004. Since then it has had positive reviews from Time Out, the Evening Standard, the Financial Times and the Tatler and Harpers Bazaar Restaurant Guides 2006, the service being described as “kind and attentive”, the décor as “gorgeous” and the food as “faultless”.

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Bill Poon

Master Chef

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Cuisine.

‘Poons’ is the collective term for Bill Poon’s two London restaurants: Poons in Covent Garden and Poons in the City. These restaurants have been highly acclaimed and patronised by celebrities such as Frank Sinatra. Master Chef Poon himself has received acclaim not only for the quality of his food but also for its healthiness.

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Christine Yau

Restauranteur

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Community. Cuisine.

Y-Ming is one of the most established Chinese Restaurants in Soho, having been in business now for over 20 years. Its patrons include Hollywood A-list celebrities, politicians, writers, theatricals, and food critics alike, and the restaurant has variously been described as “unlike all the other restaurants in nearby Chinatown”, “beloved of the critics and rightly so”, and “a pleasure to dine in”.

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Wing Yip

Entrepreneur

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Business. Charities. Cuisine.

Mr Wing Yip is not only the owner of the hugely successful Wing Yip chain of supermarkets, but also a founder of W Wing Yip and Brothers Charitable Trust. Through this charity, donations are made to a range of charities at both local and national levels, including the Prince’s Trust and Guide Dogs for the Blind. Bursaries are also provided to finance the education of the children of Wing Yip employees.

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