Maggie Zhu was born in Beijing and moved to Austin, Texas in 2016. A former banker, she is the chef, author, and photographer behind Omnivore’s Cookbook, a food blog that shares recipes for authentic Chinese dishes.
Maggie learned how to cook traditional Chinese food from both her mom and grandmother. She then started to learn cooking Japanese and other cuisines in 2007 while living in Japan and became a self-taught home cook. She has been sharing her knowledge of Chinese cooking through her blog since 2013.
She teaches her students how easy it is to use local wholesome ingredients to prepare fresh and great tasting meals, by employing techniques such as stir-frying, grilling, and dumpling making.