Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan is a New York-based food and fashion writer who is researching and writing a food memoir about learning about her family by cooking with them. "A Tiger In The Kitchen" is scheduled to be published by Hyperion's Voice imprint in February 2011.

She has covered fashion, retail and home design (and written the occasional food story) for the Wall Street Journal. Before that she was the senior fashion writer for In Style magazine and senior arts, entertainment and fashion writer for the Baltimore Sun. Her stories have also appeared in Marie Claire, the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, the Baltimore Sun, the (Portland) Oregonian, the (Singapore) Straits Times, the Topeka Capital-Journal and