Farina Wong Kingsley, a San Francisco native, started cooking as a child in her Cantonese grandmother's kitchen. Her culinary expertise was honed at the Tante Marie's Cooking School in San Francisco. Farina's passion for cooking took her abroad, where she lived in Asia while training at Hong Kong Kowloon Restaurant School and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Thailand.
In 1995, her love of Asian food and culture returned Farina to the San Francisco Bay Area to teach the Asian Culinary Program at Tante Marie Cooking School for 10 years. Farina has authored 3 popular Asian cookbooks for the renowned US culinary retail company, Williams-Sonoma. She also has written articles for a number of publications and enjoys writing and publishing her own blog called "Farina's Asian Pantry"