Saturday, April 9, 2016
Taste Of Ginger 2016 At The MFA
Bik-Fung Eng (who has lost several family members to diabetes) was the honoree at this year's annual Taste Of Ginger at the Museum of Fine Arts. The event raised over $300,000 for Joslin's AADI (Asian American Diabetes Initiative).
Did you know that Asian Americans are far more likely to develop diabetes than the average American? That message was driven home very clearly at the 12th annual Taste Of Ginger event at the MFA this week.
We joined over 30 local Chefs and hundreds of supporters in the Art of The Americas wing in support of the initiative. Suffice to say, the food was glorious and the setting gorgeous. It's one of our favorite annual food events.
Joanne Chang (now working on her fourth cookbook) and the crew from Flour were there, as always, to show their support.
Chef Ming Tsai of Blue Ginger congratulating Bik-Fung Ng, who has worked tirelessly as an event committee member since its inception in 2005 and is a well-known as an activist in the Asian community.
And of course our old friend Chef José Duarte of Taranta was there. Chef José has supported the event for many years. We had a very interesting conversation on what restaurants must do to reach out to millenials. More on that hot topic later.
Congratulations to all of the honorees, restaurants and supporters on another great event!