Food blogger Mandy Lee admits she treats cooking as a hobby, more than anything else. “It’s as much a hobby to me as video games are to gamers,” she stated once in an interview with Outlook India. But with more than 120k followers on Instagram alone, her love of food has grown to be more of a vocation.
Born in Taiwan, raised in Vancouver-raised, and slow-aged in New York, Lee is currently based in Hong Kong with her husband and pups (her blog, aptly named Lady and Pups, suggests the central role both food and dogs has in her life).
Her cultural background comes to place in the dishes themselves, which act as a sort of homage for her mixed heritage. “Even a Nutella sandwich has codes to be cracked,” says Lee. “For the life of me, I don’t understand why people cook if they don’t enjoy the fundamental aspects of it.”
With so many of us craving to crack the code of cooking, Lee’s recipes come in handy. Featured mainly on her blog, Lee also shares her tip and tricks with other publications, including Saveur, FoodandWine.com, Yahoo, Food 52, and the WashingtonPost.
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