Kwong, Kylie. Kylie Kwong Heart & Soul. Penguin: Sydney, Australia 2003. 4to HC 204pp (as seen on ABC Television)
Kylie Kwong was born into a third-generation Australian-Chinese family in Sydney, Australia. She learnt the fundamentals of Cantonese cooking at her mother's side, and went on to develop her strong artistic style by working as a graphic designer and cooking at home, before stepping into the food world full-time. Kylie then honed her skills with several of Australia's most respected chefs, including Neil Perry and Steve Manfredi, and worked at some of Sydney's finest restaurants - Rockpool, Wockpool and Restaurant Manfredi.
Kylie is well known as the proprietor of the celebrated Billy Kwong restaurant in inner-city Sydney, and as a passionate advocate of sustainable food and ethical eating. Her restaurant's menu uses only local, organic and biodynamic produce, and in 2007 became the first carbon friendly restaurant in New South Wales.
In 2009, Billy Kwong won the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide's inaugural Sustainability Award.
Kylie is the author of a number of cookbooks and and has been the presenter of three television series.
Author Website: www.kyliekwong.org