...and what a year it was!It’s unbelievable that we are nearly at the end of 2015. I feel like I have been busier than ever! I opened 2015 with the second season of Restaurant Redemption. A familiar roller-coaster of food, fun and constructive criticism! What’s not to love? Hoping that the series will be show in the UK soon. Shall keep you informed! It was also great to be back with The Food Network UK presenting 10 episodes of The Big Eat where I was joined by many of my friends and chefs to share our cooking favourites. Chinese New Year was as exuberant as ever and in between the parties and celebrations, I got to catch up with my old friend and mentor, Ken Hom, when we appeared together on Saturday Kitchen. I am not sure either of us broke the record for the Omelette Challenge but where we lacked in speed we more than made up for in style! I was back a few weeks later to help celebrate Saturday Kitchen’s 400th episode along with a lots of familiar faces. It really is one of the best cooking shows out there and so much fun to do. A special thanks to Harvey Nichols for inviting me to curate their Chinese New Year menu across all their UK stores. A real honour and fantastic fun. I may have mentioned it before but, my new recipe book, Eat Clean: Wok Yourself to Health, was published back in March! A true passion project for me, I am incredibly proud of the book and all it stands for. The feedback has been amazing and people have really embraced the principles of simple cooking, fresh ingredients and eating clean! If you still haven’t managed to pick up a copy then you can order at http://bit.ly/eatcleanbook I spent a lot of the summer travelling through Asia filming my new series for Food Network UK, Ching’s Amazing Asia. Not only am I hosting the show but I am also co-producing with the talented Jamie Cho (also my husband!). It was an extraordinary adventure and I can’t wait to share it with you all when it goes on air in the New Year, date to be confirmed – will keep you posted! I seem to have popped up all over the place this year including Sunday Brunch, Food & Drink and Top Chef in Poland. Thanks to ITV Lorraine show for letting me show you how to cook simple, authentic Chinese food that everyone can enjoy. The films are still on the Lorraine website if you didn’t manage to catch them back in November http://www.itv.com/lorraine/food. Looking forward to catching up with them all again next year too! I also had a wonderful time filming Eat the Nation in the US for the Cooking Channel. Shown in November of this year, I had an epic American adventure exploring the food and traditions of the country and met some really colourful characters along the way. Hoping that there will be more of this to come in 2016! After all that, I think I deserve a rest! 2016 is already shaping up to be a fantastic year for me and I can’t wait to share it with you all. For now, Happy New Year and have a wonderful time celebrating tonight! Love, Ching x
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