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Chef Mei Lin talks about her experience growing up in her parents’ Chinese restaurant and how being up-close-and-personal to their work shaped her culinary perspective. She shares her formative experiences in the kitchen working with The Voltaggio Brothers and Wolfgang Puck, her strategy for working your way up the ranks in the kitchen, and who her closest industry confidantes are today. Mei reveals the Southern inspiration behind her latest restaurant concept and the secret to perfect fried chicken before naming her must-have Asian pantry staples. Mei dives into her Food Network series, The Lunar New Year Menu, the symbolic foods that she remembers from her childhood and how she celebrates today in Los Angeles.
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