Simonds is fluent in the Mandarin dialect and also holds a Grande Diplome in Classic French Cuisine from LaVarenne, Ecole de Cuisine in Paris. Simonds returns to Asia and Europe each year for further research.
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Nina Simonds is an award-winning journalist and author, who is one of the country’s top authorities on Asian cooking with a special focus on health and lifestyle. She is the author of eleven books and the recipient of four James Beard awards. She is a “Certified Whole Health Educator” and works in collaboration with nutritionists and dieticians introducing healthy eating strategies, tips, and recipes to private clients and corporate employees.