Maggie Zhu started her website, Omnivore’s Cookbook, in 2013. Born and raised in Beijing, she moved to Austin, Texas, in 2015. Now she’s a full-time New York–based blogger, writer, recipe developer, and photographer. Having grown up with a mother who always did the cooking, Maggie’s culinary adventure started in 2007, when she moved to Japan and needed to cook to survive. Learning and sharing Chinese food has become a way for her to connect with her roots and the rest of the world. Her mission is to help more people get to know real Chinese food and expose less-known regional cuisines, such as Northern and Xinjiang food, to a broader audience. More importantly, she wants to show you how easy it is to cook with wholesome ingredients to create delicious dishes that are like the ones served in Chinese restaurants.
Born and raised in Beijing, Maggie Zhu currently calls Texas home. She’s learned to love barbecue, but her heart belongs to the food she grew up with. Her mission is to introduce cooks to real-deal Chinese dishes, which can be as easy as a 30-minute stir-fry or as adventurous as making your own dim sum. Recipes, photos and video, and cooking classes are the tools she uses to share her knowledge—and her enthusiasm for Chinese food.
Maggie is Austin based blogger, cooking class teacher, food photographer, writer, and recipe developer behind Omnivore’s Cookbook. She shares easy ideas for dinner, authentic Chinese regional recipes, Cooking tips, tools and techniques, along with advice for building a Chinese pantry. For anyone who wants to take their knowledge of Chinese cooking beyond take out, there’s Omnivore’s Cookbook — a resource for cooks of every stripe. Easy ideas for dinner, authentic regional recipes, tips, tools and techniques, promising a virtual cookbook’s worth of information and recipes.
Maggie Zhu is showing quite a high level of activeness on YouTube, where the blogger has had a presence for more than 11 years. Her channel is called Omnivore’s Cookbook and here the blogger shares everything connected to cooking and especially connected to Chinese cuisine. As of May 2022, Maggie Zhu’s YouTube channel has more than 52 thousand subscribers, on the channel there are about 100 uploaded videos and more than 7.9 million total number of views. The very first video which the young blogger uploaded to her YouTube channel is called “ How to Cook Oyster Mushroom Stir Fry (Recipe)”, which was uploaded on February 22, 2014. Currently this video has about 200 thousand views and the number of likes are exceeding 8 hundred.