Jarrett Wrisley is a freelance writer who covers food, travel, politics and film in Asia. Wrisley studied at Beijing University, where he learned how to speak Mandarin Chinese, and developed a love for soulful Chinese cooking. Several years later he returned to China, and began writing about Chinese food in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province. He later worked in Shanghai for five years, as a restaurant critic and food writer. Wrisley’s work has appeared in DestinAsian Magazine, Food and Wine, Travel and Leisure, The South China Morning Post, Time Out, and National Geographic Magazine. He is also a regular contributor to The Atlantic Monthly. He now resides in Bangkok, where he eats way too much fried chicken, and smiles a lot.