Born and raised in Los Angeles by her Cantonese mother and Shanghainese father, Melissa took pride in her heritage and learned to cook with a wok by age six. After moonlighting in kitchens while achieving a B. She has cooked for several notable figures such as Oprah Winfrey and Al Gore. Melissa founded a company with a focus on culinary partnerships and experiences. She was named the first chef ambassador for Whole Foods Market and has collaborated on an innovative ice cream line with Humphry Slocombe.
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We had a chance to chat with the star chef and find out more about her:. I always have citrus, fresh herbs, ginger, shoyu Japanese soy sauce fish sauce, anchovies and chili flakes. What is your first kitchen memory? My first kitchen memory was learning how to make Chinese soups with my mom. They are bone-based broths with various herbs like ginseng, and goji berries, which require time to develop depth of flavor.
Melissa is a single mother of four children. Melissa started her first job at the age of 12 with the West Seattle Hearald. In her spare time and on her many travels she researches her family history and imputs them into a manual and various online data bases, in hopes one day her family heratage, tree and descendents will have a book to be proud of the research and compilation that her and her family geneologists worked on. More Genealogy Tools. Have you taken a DNA test? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA. It has been a couple of weeks since we contacted you about your participation in the Louisiana Families Project and as we haven't heard from you, we are following up to make sure you wish to remain a member. We understand that interests shift as we grow our shared tree and that some members may have moved on to projects more pertinent to the branches they are currently building.