Thursday, March 24, 2011
Don't Miss Spoonful Of Ginger 2011
Are you ready for a glamorous evening of fine food, Celebrity Chefs and exquisite art all for a great cause? Spoonful Of Ginger, one of the Spring's most elegant events will be held this year in the new Art of the Americas Wing at the Museum of Fine Arts and bring together Boston's finest chefs to raise funding and increase awareness of the growing incidence of diabetes among Asian Americans. We took these photos at last year when the MFA for the very first time actually allowed a food event to take place inside the exhibit halls. We did not, however, have the new Art of the Americas wing then! Rumor has it that some of the glass sculpture pieces from the new Dale Chihuly exhibit may already be installed, so we may just get a real sneak preview.
This year’s event will honor Dick & Deb Carlson, Eugene & Lai Wong, and Boston Chef Joanne Chang for their long-standing commitment to the Joslin Diabetes Center and the Asian American Diabetes Initiative (AADI).
Participating chefs and restaurants include Ming Tsai of Blue Ginger, Jasper White of Summer Shack, Joanne Chang of Flour Bakery and Myers + Chang, Wesley Chen of Changsho, Jose Duarte of Taranta, Cafénation, Chinatown Café and many others. All proceeds from A Spoonful of Ginger support Joslin’s AADI which enhances the quality of life and health outcomes for Asian Americans living with diabetes through research, education, outreach and culturally appropriate treatments.
Date: Monday, March 28, 2011
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Location: The Museum of Fine Arts – Art of the Americas Wing
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA
Cost: A Spoonful of Ginger tickets: $250 each. All proceeds benefit Joslin’s AADI
To purchase tickets: Please visit www.events.joslin.org/ginger, or contact Joslin’s Development Office at 617-309-2531.
Join me at this amazing event promising to be a great night of food and friends.
About the Asian American Diabetes Initiative (AADI): Approximately 24 million people (8 percent of the population) have diabetes in the United States. Asian Americans are nearly twice as likely to develop diabetes as the general population—approximately 10 percent of all Asian Americans have diabetes and even more remain undiagnosed. This issue requires immediate attention because Asian Americans are one of the nation’s fastest-growing minority populations. Recognizing this need, Joslin Diabetes Center founded the AADI in 2000. The mission of the AADI is to enhance the quality of life and health outcomes for Asian Americans living with diabetes through research, education, outreach and culturally appropriate treatments. For more information, please visit http://aadi.joslin.org/