Martha Stewart offers inspired ideas for creative living but, LiZiqi Chinese Rural Lifestyle Foodie offers a rare view of life inside her enchanted forest.
LiZiqi is a DIY extraordinaire who cooks the most spiciest Chinese food in most of her videos and leaves viewers hungry for more!
When she is not cooking, she is foraging for wild mushrooms, chestnuts, berries, fruit, lotus flowers…
She is also single-handed refurbishing her grandmother’s gardens and interiors.
In between cooking, she is preparing products for her brand, building a brick pizza oven, constructing bamboo patio furniture, shooting and editing her own videos…
She is simply a wonder who has overcome many hardships and can do it ALL, which is why many are leaving Martha Stewart in droves.
That is not to say Martha Stewart hasn’t endured any hardships, but I don’t think she has ever had to sleep in a cave and/or go hungry for days.
Giving credit where it is due, I see both as strong, courageous women, not just for their celebrity, but for their tenacity to endure personal and social hardships along the way.
Yet, LiZiqi had to also endure a seemingly insurmountable financial hurdle before her acclaim to fame.
Li, as she is affectionately referred to by her fans, lives with her grandmother in the countryside of Mianyang in southwest China’s Sichuan Province.
She was orphaned at a very young age.
As a young adult she lived in the city, making a living by working as a DJ, but when her grandfather died, she moved back to take care of her grandmother.
Although she has found Internet celebrity, her road to fame and wealth was extreme, dangerous and difficult.
She is known for creating food and handicraft videos in her hometown of rural Pingwu, Mianyang, Sichuan, often from basic ingredients and tools using traditional Chinese techniques.
She started blogging in 2016.
As of 2019, she has over 6 million subscribers on YouTube, 19 million followers on Sina Weibo, and has inspired many bloggers to post similar content.
Before I go further, I am writing this post about LiZiqi based on existing public information on Wikipedia and LiZiqi.
This will prevent unrealistic information from being written about her from unscrupulous sources.
As her fan, I also want to help protect and respect her privacy and her life from interruptions.
After all, she is human, too, trying to do a job for her fans to enjoy and learn.
Through her YouTube channel, Li’s name is now synonymous with good taste, elegance, confidence and hard work.
She is the Queen of rural Chinese homemaking and culinary arts, which is why so many people love her world wide.
After capturing 6M YouTube visitors, LiZiqi is in position to build an empire and preside as Empress.
To those of you who do not know of her, I am delighted to introduce LiZiqi on the subject of rural lifestyle and how to make money in rural areas.