Heather Lim

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Los Angeles, CA
UC San Diego, Western Governors University
Korean Food, Hosting Dinner Parties, Cafes
  • Heather takes all types of writing very seriously — including long-form Yelp reviews.
  • Born and raised in LA's Koreatown, Heather has an encyclopedic knowledge of the Los Angeles food scene.
  • She is a thrifty home cook who uses food science to find the best substitutes for ingredients she doesn't have at home.


Heather's writing journey began at the age of 14 when her poem about Los Angeles and God was selected for an anthology, making her a published author. During her college years, she honed her passion for the arts as the Arts and Culture editor at Triton, a student-led publication dedicated to covering the vibrant local music, visual art, and theater scenes in San Diego. After graduation, she went on to write for Catalyst, a travel and social justice magazine where she excelled in writing about food, places, and people she's never personally experienced. Today, Heather continues to pursue her passion for food writing as an evergreen and op-ed writer for Tasting Table, where she shares her knowledge of food history, kitchen hacks, and troubleshooting recipes.


Heather earned a B.A. in Literatures in English at UC San Diego and an M.A. in Elementary Education at Western Governors University.
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