Michelle King is an Associate Professor of History, specializing in modern Chinese gender and food history. She is the editor of Culinary Nationalism in Asia (Bloomsbury Academic, 2019) and a special issue on Chinese culinary regionalism in Global Food History (Summer 2020). Her latest research project focuses on the career of Taiwan’s beloved cooking celebrity, Fu Pei-mei (1931-2004), for which she was awarded a NEH Public Scholars Fellowship. She had the best bowl of noodles in her life twenty-five years ago at a nameless farmstead in rural Hunan province and has been seeking its equal ever since.