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Annabel Jackson has an MA in the Anthropology of Food and is a world expert on Macanese cuisine and the Macau gourmet scene in general. Annabel is proud to have presented a number of papers on the subject of Macanese cuisine at academic conferences in Hong Kong and Macau and remains fascinated by the culture and food of Macau, and in sharing this exciting and often overlooked cuisine with others. Annabel has written two books dedicated to Macanese cuisine: "Macau on a Plate" (Roundhouse (Hong Kong), 1994); and "Taste of Macau: Portuguese cooking on the south China coast" (Hong Kong University Press, 2003). "This lavishly illustrated cookbook is the first to introduce to the English-speaking world one of the oldest "fusion" cuisines in Asia."

She is currently working on a new recipe-based Macanese cookbook, which is to be published as an iBook in the near future. Annabel is also an expert on wine; she has been teaching wine at university level for 10 years and is an Advanced Ambassador of the Wines of Portugal, which meshes well with her love of Macanese cuisine. Annabel Jackson's blog on wine


Suet-Ming is a former professional chef who has worked in a number of Michelin-starred fine dining establishments in London - China Tang at the Dorchester, Tokyo - Nobu and her native Hong Kong - Mandarin Oriental. These have included the Oriental at the Dorchester, Mandarin Oriental London , Nobu London , and the Hong Kong Grand Hyatt.

Suet-Ming believes that the "Hong Kong Chinese live to eat" and she considers herself no exception, although when she’s not cooking or eating she has many other strings to her bow and is also an arts curator (one of her particular specialities is the filmmaker David Lynch). Suet-Ming is passionate about Macanese food and is very excited about sharing the experience and flavours of this often-overlooked cuisine with people in the UK.