Lin began publicly documenting his kinky culinary crusades in the form of the food blog Deep End Dining around fall 2004. Almost immediately it began to receive critical attention; one of his entries was selected to be in the food anthology Best Food Writing. He is the author of Lonely Planet’s Extreme Cuisine, a guidebook about exotic foods around the globe, and his extreme-food exploits and essays have been covered by NPR, PBS, the Los Angeles Times, OC Weekly, BlackBook Magazine, Food & Wine, the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian, USA Today, and others. Lin is an on-air contributor and segment producer for KCRW's long-running Good Food and has appeared on Visiting with Huell Howser, Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, Freakiest Foods, Eat St., KABC Eyewitness News's The Man Who Eats Everything, and CSI: NY. Recently Lin was tapped to be a guest judge on Top Chef Masters; his YouTube series, Kamikaze Kitchen, features unsuspecting chefs who are ambushed at their restaurants with a mystery ingredient.