Carolyn Phillips is a food writer, scholar, linguist, and artist. She has two books underway: All Under Heaven: Recipes from the 35 Cuisines of China (McSweeney’s + Ten Speed Press, April 2016) and The Dim Sum Field Guide: A Taxonomy of Dumplings, Buns, Meats, Sweets, and Other Specialties of the Chinese Teahouse (Ten Speed Press, August 2016).
Her work has appeared in such places as Best Food Writing 2015, Lucky Peach, Gastronomica, Buzzfeed, Alimentum, Huffington Post, Food52, and at the 2013 MAD Symposium in Copenhagen. She and her husband were cultural consultants on the third Ghostbusters movie, her weekly blog is Madame Huang's Kitchen (MadameHuang.com), and she tweets as @madamehuang.
Carolyn’s art has appeared everywhere from museums and galleries to various magazines and journals to Nickelodeon’s Supah Ninjas series. She worked for over a decade as a professional Mandarin interpreter in the federal and state courts, lived in Taiwan for eight years, translated countless books and articles, and married into a Chinese family more than 30 years ago.