EDWIN SOON is a wine writer, educator, a qualified oenologist and the author of Pairing and Wine with Asian Food several other books. He wrote his first articles on wine in 2002—most of which were published by Wine & Dine. Today, he returns to the magazine as contributing wine editor. Outside of the wine industry, Edwin is also a sensory evaluation consultant.
MIA CHENYZE mainly works the food and lifestyle beat as a freelance journalist, and contributes to various local and regional magazines and websites. She started her career reviewing restaurants, testing kitchen appliances, and bugging chefs for recipes and taken-for-granted cooking details when she was at the now-defunct magazine. Simply Her She’s easily persuaded when it comes to eating and drinking, and she’s always planning her next meal.
CALVIN TAN is a veteran lensman with over 15 years’ experience. He specialises in food photography and has shot for numerous F&B bigwigs and restaurants in Singapore and the region. Apart from photography, his passion is cycling and his bike du jour is a custom-made Serotta. For this issue, he assisted with the styling and shooting of the magazine cover.
SIM EE WAUN has been a food and travel journalist for over 25 years. She started her food writing career in magazine Wine & Dine and eventually became the magazine’s editor in the early 1990s. Since then, she has helmed other titles and has also edited cookbooks including the classic series, Best of Singapore’s by Mrs Leong Recipes Yee Soo. She recently co-authored The Little Singapore Book, a children’s book on Singapore’s history, and now juggles her time between the two genres.
LIN WEIWEN has 10 years of experience on the food and wine beat, He has built an enriching career that includes reviewing the latest restaurants, picking the brains of Michelin-starred chefs and top winemakers, and exploring high altitude wineries in Argentina. In 2013, he picked up the Food Writer of the Year award at the World Gourmet Series Awards of Excellence. Previously the editor of this very magazine, he is now a freelance journalist and travels to Japan yearly to satisfy his love for Japanese food and culture.