Nina Simonds Nina Simonds is a food journalist and an expert in Asian cooking. She has a special focus on health and lifestyle and has won a James Beard Award for her latest book, Spices of Life: Simple and Delicious Recipes for Great Health. Highlights: * Wrote 11 books about Asian cuisine and culture * Has won three James Beard Awards * In 2006, launched food, health, and lifestyle website that features cooking tutorials with nutritionists and celebrity chefs * A regular contributor to The New York Times for over 25 years and to O Magazine for 5 years. Her articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, Epicurious.com, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Cooking Light, Bon Appetit, Family Circle, and Self magazine About Real Simple Real Simple, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning, trusted online resource for smart, authentic solutions to simplify your life. We reach 11 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact-checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.