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Bobby Chinn: All grown up

  • Andrea Tejokusumo

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, June 14 2009   /  12:11 pm

Andrea Tejokusumo Loyal viewers of Discovery Travel & Living (the pay TV channel) would normally see Bobby Chinn, 45, as a bit of a rebel. His image is that of a happy-go-lucky chef - specializing in Vietnamese cuisine, but not afraid to sample everything else Asia has to offer. Thanks to Bobby's unique looks and charm, the television show World Cafe: Asia now enters its third season with a host that has become as catchy a household name as Anthony Bourdain or Gordon Ramsay. Yet the charismatic Bobby Chinn has not always been cooking - let alone living on the edge. Born in Auckland, New Zealand to an American-Chinese father and an Egyptian aristocrat mother, Bobby moved to a boarding school in England when his maternal grandfather was appointed the Egyptian ambassador to the United Kingdom. Bobby journeyed across the Atlantic several times ...