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 is a self-taught cook and a passionate ambassador of Chinese food and culture. Born in Taiwan after her parents moved there from Fujian in China, Ching is the author of successful cookbooks including Chinese Food in Minutes, which accompanied a BBC TV series, and is known for her dynamic and modern approach to Chinese cooking.