Qin Xie is a London based food, wine and travel journalist and trained chef.
When not infiltrating Michelin restaurants as a kitchen tourist, she writes about food, drink and travel. Her work has appeared on Yahoo, FT, The Times and CNN.
Her first cookbook, co-authored with YS Peng at Hunan Restaurant, is out March 2014.
According to friends, her watch is always set to UTC -- ready for the next big adventure. In reality, she is happiest at the dinner table or by the sea.