Episode 12: Jamie Barys


Jamie Barys is the Chief Eating Officer of UnTour Food Tours, China’s top-ranked food tour operator. A native of Tennessee, Jamie believes that the best way to get to know a culture is to eat your way through it. Whether she’s exploring China’s hidden hole-in-the-wall restaurants or sneaking back into kitchens to snag behind-the-scenes recipes, she’s always hungry for more. Never one to keep a good thing to herself, Jamie co-founded UnTour Food Tours in 2010 to help visitors discover China’s best-kept culinary secrets. Jamie has been living (and eating) in China since 2007.

Ta for Ta is a new biweekly podcast, hosted by Juliana Batista, which captures the narratives of women from Greater China at the top of their professional game. “Ta for Ta” is a play on the Chinese spoken language that demonstrates equality between the sexes. Tā 他 is the word for “he”; tā 她 is also the word for “she.”

For more musings and links about the people and topics covered in Ta for Ta, check out Juliana’s Medium page.

Juliana loves to hear from listeners — send her a message at ta.for.ta.china@gmail.com.