Luke Nguyen was born in 1978 in Thailand, shortly after his parents and elder siblings fled Vietnam as boat people. After spending a year in a Thai refugee camp, his family eventually settled in Sydney, Australia. Luke is the chef and owner of the award-winning Sydney Vietnamese restaurant, Red Lantern, and co-author and author of bestselling books, Secrets of the Red Lantern and The Songs of Sapa. His TV work includes 'MasterChef Australia', 'Food Safari', 'Heat in the Kitchen' and 'Luke Nguyen's Vietnam' on SBS. Indochine is his third book.