Hsiao-Ching Chou is the former food editor at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer newspaper. She has appeared on national television and radio, including "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations" and "The Splendid Table." After she left the P-I in 2007, she started a public relations firm that focused on restaurants. Her clients included Tilth, Matt's in the Market, Canlis, and Chipotle Mexican Grill. Currently, she's the director of communications at Institute for Systems Biology, a nonprofit biomedical research organization in Seattle. She keeps one foot in the food world as a member of the James Beard Foundation’s cookbook committee. She also blogs at smartupkids.com.