While pursuing her French degree, Anita Lo traveled to Paris to study the language and returned enamored of the food culture. The rest, as they say, is history.

As the chef and owner of the successful New York restaurant Annisa and consulting chef for Rickshaw Dumpling Bar, Anita has mastered the art of cross-cultural cooking, which she aptly calls "contemporary American" to reflect the cuisine of a multicultural nation. Discover how her second-generation Chinese-American upbringing defines her culinary standpoint and how she comes up with the creations on her menu in this exclusive interview.

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