Mr Deh-ta Hsiung 熊德達先生


Date 7 May 2011 Interviewed by Kit-Lai Lam
Language English Audio Edited by Chong Goh
Venue Mr Deh-ta Hsiung's home, London    

Mr Deh-ta Hsiung was born in Beijing and travelled widely throughout China as a teenager. Coming from a family of gourmets and scholars, his interest in food and wine was encouraged as part of his traditional Chinese upbringing.

Deh-ta came to England in 1949 to complete his education at Oxford and in London where he now lives. He is an acknowledged expert on Chinese food and cookery and besides being the author of several best-selling books and a food and wine consultant for Chinese restaurants and food manufacturers, he is also a tutor of international renown. He was a regular teacher at the late Mr Ken Lo's Chinese Cookery School in London, and has taught at the Ballymaloe Cookery School in Co Cork, Ireland, as well as in France, Italy, Finland and as far afield as India, where he was sent by the UN.