Author: Qin Xie

Qin Xie is a London based freelance 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 of course CNN. She has also just started working on her first book.

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.

Latest Posts

Uppity eating: 10 London eateries with bird's-eye views

Uppity eating: 10 London eateries with bird's-eye views

These vertiginous restaurants take dining in the British capital to giddy new heights
European Night of Museums: After-dinner art

European Night of Museums: After-dinner art

Hundreds of museums to put on events and exhibits for free, to attract nocturnal art and history hounds
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