- James Beard-nominated writer and chef.
- Expert on Korean cuisine.
- Author of several books and cookbooks.
Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee is a writer, artist, photographer, chef, and producer. She has authored several travel guides and cookbooks, namely on Korea and Mexico. She has been a freelance contributor and restaurant reviewer for the LA Times Food section, where she was also one of Jonathan Gold's restaurant scouts, and is a James Beard Foundation Award nominee. Her first cookbook, Eating Korean (2005), was named a Best of the Best from Food & Wine. Her second book, Quick and Easy Korean Cooking (2009), was named Gourmet magazine's cookbook of the month. She's also written Quick and Easy Mexican Cooking (2011).
Cecilia has taught cooking classes all over the world, including at the Korea Society in New York and Sur la Table. She has written for Serious Eats, Simply Recipes, Eating Well, Gourmet, Food & Wine, Eater, The Washington Post, VICE's Munchies, Epicurious, Farmer-ish, Los Angeles Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Frommers, Thrillist, Whole Life Times, Edible Los Angeles, Edible San Luis Obispo, and others.
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