Cookbook Author Maggie Zhu

Maggie Zhu

Maggie Zhu is the founder of the popular Omnivore’s Cookbook blog, author of the forthcoming cookbook Chinese Homestyle, and known for her innovation in adapting traditional Chinese recipes to the modern, Western kitchen.

Meet Maggie Zhu

Maggie Zhu is a cookbook author known for her popular blog The Omnivore’s Cookbook which is praised as a must-read for Asian cuisine and featured in television programming. She has been incredibly influential in exposing Western audiences to lesser-known regional cuisines in China. Reader’s Digest, MSN, Good Housekeeping, Huffington Post, and Buzzfeed have featured Zhu’s work.  Additionally, in her forthcoming cookbook, Chinese Homestyle, Zhu demonstrates how to make Chinese restaurant dishes in a modern, Western kitchen.

Maggie Zhu is available to be booked for corporate and private events. Organizations hire Maggie Zhu for live cooking demonstrations and tastings at corporate and private events. Contact the Mollie Plotkin Group today to inquire about Maggie Zhu’s fees.

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Maggie Zhu was born and raised in Beijing. As a child, her father took her to restaurants that served western food every other week. Although, the western food that was available in China as of the 1990s was French-influenced Russian food. Even still, Zhu’s culinary adventurism from a young age would lay the foundation for her future career. In 2007, Maggie Zhu moved to Japan where she first learned to cook foreign cuisine in her home kitchen.

In 2013, Maggie Zhu started Omnivore’s Cookbook, a massively successful blog. Her mission is to introduce a wide audience to authentic Chinese food and expose less-known regional cuisines. More importantly, she wants to show her audiences how easy it is to cook with wholesome ingredients. With her recipes, you can create delicious dishes, just like those served in Chinese Restaurants.

Chinese Homestyle

Everyday Plant-Based Recipes for Takeout, Dim Sum, Noodles, and More

With her popular blog, Omnivore’s Cookbook, Maggie Zhu is the go-to person for traditional Chinese recipes for the Western, modern cook and kitchen. 

Chinese Homestyle contains 90 foolproof plant-based recipes that pack all the flavor and none of the meat.

Chinese Homestyle Cover

The umami-rich recipes build upon a foundation of plant-based and vegetable-forward dishes found in Chinese cuisine. Made with fresh ingredients and minimal oil and sugar, these dishes are not only delicious, but also demonstrate the impact of aromatics, the benefits of homemade sauces, and the best techniques for cooking tofu.

Complete with step-by-step instructions, stunning photos, and information for stocking your Chinese pantry, Chinese Homestyle will soon have you enjoying this exciting cuisine right in your own home.

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How to Hire Maggie Zhu

Find out how to hire Maggie Zhu to do a live cooking demonstration or appearance at your next event.. Contact the Mollie Plotkin Group to inquire about Maggie Zhu’s availability and cost. When booking Maggie Zhu for an event, we need to know the type of venue and location the event will take place. Maggie Zhu is a popular choice for corporate events, private events, and virtual events. So, you can click the Check Availability button or contact us and an MPG Maggie Zhu booking agent will get back to you within 48 hours.

Maggie Zhu Booking Price

How much to book Maggie Zhu depends on the type of event. So, the cost to hire Maggie Zhu for corporate or private events is available by contacting a Mollie Plotkin Group Agent. Notably, Maggie Zhu is available for conferences, festivals, private parties and events. Just contact the Mollie Plotkin Group and tell the booking agent the proposed date, time, and location.

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