Ken Hom was born in Tucson, Arizona after his Cantonese parents left China after World War II. He is an internationally regarded authority on Chinese and Oriental cooking, has 28 years' experience as a television chef and has written over 30 cookery books. In 2008 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Oxford Brookes University and in 2009 was awarded an honorary OBE for 'services to the culinary arts'. Ching-He Huang was born in Taiwan and is a self-taught and passionate cook, and an ambassador for easy, healthy Chinese cooking. Her ancestors emigrated from the Fujian province in China to Taiwan during the Ming Dynasty. Ching’s dynamic approach to modern, healthy Chinese food has seen her present such series as Chinese Food Made Easy on BBC2, Ching’s Kitchen, Ching’s Chinese Food in Minutes and Easy Chinese in the US, which have been seen around the world. She has published a number of cookery books, including the bestselling BBC title Chinese Food Made Easy, China Modern, Chinese Food in Minutes and Ching’s Fast Food.