Naomi Imatome-Yun

Business: Naomi Imatome-Yun
Expertise: Korean food, Asian cuisine, dining out

Naomi Imatome-Yun is a freelance writer, editor, and bestselling cookbook author on the topic of Korean food. She has been a managing editor, editorial director, and food editor of various print and online food-related magazines, as well as a restaurant reviewer. Naomi has launched some of the most successful magazines and fastest-growing websites in the market and is currently editor in chief of Blue Zones, a site sharing research, such as diet, about the longest-living people in the world.


  • Author of four Asian cookbooks, three of which are bestsellers
  • Helped grow Forks Over Knives, a site promoting the plant-based diet movement 
  • Assisted in building new food vertical for WonderHowTo, a website featuring the best how-to videos
  • Former copy editor for Art Culinaire, professional chef's food magazine



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