Apple Mandy

Apple Mandy

Apple Mandy is a freelance food and wellness writer based in New York City. She has written for various publications, including CNN Travel, LUXE City Guides, Time Out Hong Kong and Rogue among others. Before moving to NYC, she lived in Hong Kong for 10 years and worked at media companies, including the South China Morning Post. She also lived in Shanghai, where she started her food-writing career interviewing culinary stars including British author and cook Fuchsia Dunlop and French chef Alain Passard of three-Michelin-starred L'Arpège, in Paris.

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