Patricia Tanumihardja is an experienced food writer who specializes in profiling chefs and artisanal food producers. She was born in Indonesia and lived in Singapore before moving to the U.S. Growing up in several different food cultures, she learned to appreciate a wide variety of foods and flavors, and learned to cook as soon as she could tell the difference between garlic and ginger. As a writer, she sees the world through a multicultural lens and enjoys covering topics relating to food history and food culture. She contributes to Edible Seattle, Seattle, Sunset, and Saveur among other publications. Her debut cookbook was The Asian Grandmothers Cookbook: Home Cooking from Asian American Kitchens. Pat writes the “Pickles and Tea” food blog in collaboration with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center which showcases contemporary Asian food culture in America. (smithsonianapa.org/picklesandtea).