A Personal Message from Dr. King regarding A Taste of Ginger event

Dear All,

Today, we had planned to celebrate the 16th annual A Taste of Ginger event to recognize 20 years of the Asian American Diabetes Initiative (AADI) at Joslin. It is sad that we had to cancel the 16th Taste of Ginger at the MFA. However, AADI is very active and working to help Asian Americans with diabetes locally and nationally.
Locally, the Asian Clinic is still very active and Drs. King, Hou and Ganda, Ms. Karen Lau, CDE and dietitian and Ms. Julia Li are using telehealth to communicate with our patients. Ms. Chihiro Sato is also active with outreach efforts in collaborations with the Mass. Department of Health regarding diabetes.
We are active on the web and nationally in the following way: Asian-American Diabetes Initiative (AADI); AADI with the help of Ms. Chihiro Sato, Karen Lau, Julia Li and Drs. Om Ganda and King have posted on Joslin web suggestions for increasing intensive lifestyle and medical care for people with diabetes, especially of Asian descent, in light of COVID-19 viral epidemic. This post is translated into Japanese (by Ms. Chihiro Sato), Korean (by Dr. Kyoungmin Park), Chinese (Traditional, by Ms. I-Hsien Wu, and Simplified by Dr. Qian Li), and soon in other Asian languages. In addition, it has links to many other articles or lectures on COVID-19 related to diabetes by leaders in diabetes from many Asian countries. In fact almost all the lecturers were previous Joslin fellows. This post will be sent to all health agencies, associations and community centers that serve or have predominate Asian-American followings in the US. Since AADI leads the largest coalition of AA organizations with focus on diabetes, this post will be read by and, hopefully, help many people.
I hope this gives you an update of AADI activities during this difficult time.
Stay well!
George L. King MD
Professor of Medicine and Ophthalmology
Harvard Medical School
Chief Scientific Officer
Joslin Diabetes Center

A Personal Message from Dr. King regarding A Taste of Ginger event.pdf



​Event Ticket Information

When: Monday March 25th 2019 6:30PM-9:30PM

Where: Museum of Fine Arts| Art of the Americas Wing

Event Co-Chairs: Audrey Paek & Leverett Wing

Ticket: $250 Click here to purchase a ticket


Check out the 31 participating restaurants!

Chef Nancy Frattaroli

Chef Dave Becker

Chef Fabio Di Censo

   BLR By Shojo
Chef Brian Moy

Bon Me
Chef Alison Fong

  Cafe Nation
Alvin Tsang

Cambridge School of Culinary Arts
Beth Wittenstein

Casa B
Chef Alberto Cabre

Changsho Restaurant
Chef Wesley Chen

China Pearl Restaurant
Chef Brian Moy

Chinatown Cafe
Chef Raymond Eng

The Chubby Chickpea
Chef Avi Shemtov

Flour Bakery + Cafe
Chef Joanne Chang

    Fuji at Ink Block
Jimmy Liang

Le's Restaurant
Chef Duyen Le

Masala Art
Chefs Shikha and Vinod Kapoor

Mei Mei Boston
Chef Irene Li

MEM Tea Imports
Chef Gilbert Tsang

Modern Pastry
Lea Doherty

Myers + Chang
Chef Ashley Lujares

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Chef Brian Flagg

Night Market
Chef Jason Tom

Chef Tracy Chang

Chef Jeffrey Salazar

Stella Boston
Chef Evan Deluty

Sumiao Hunan Kitchen
Chef Sumiao Chen

   The Smoke Shop BBQ
Andy Husbands

     Summer Shack
Chef Jasper White

Tiger Mama
Chef Tiffani Faison

Twelve Hours
Chef Tarita Charoenvesyangkul

Whaling in Oklahoma
Chef Tim Maslow

​Ginger Photos 2018


Check out press and media coverage of this year's Ginger!

The Improper Bostonian



YouTube Videos

Short interviews and event clips are available on AADI YouTube Channel.

Jasper White
Jasper White (Summer Shack), one of the co-founders of A Taste of Ginger (formerly known as A Spoonful of Ginger) has been supporting this event for years! He has shared his story – how it all started, why this is important for him and what he loves about this delicious and fun event.

Why We Help AADI 
Roman Greer, Lola Tom, and Yuka Kosuga are among the many collaborators helping the AADI to further our efforts of diabetes awareness and healthy living in various communities. They have shared their stories – how they got involved and what they have gained through working together with the AADI!

Joanne Chang 
(Flour Bakery and Myers + Chang) has been supporting A Taste of Ginger (formerly known as A Spoonful of Ginger) event since the very beginning! She has shared her story – why this is important for her and what she loves about this delicious and fun event.

Tsang Brothers
Alvin Tsang (Cafénation) and Gilbert Tsang (MEM Tea Imports) have been supporting this event for years! They have shared their stories – why this is important for them and what they love about A Taste of Ginger (formerly a Spoonful of Ginger) event.


Thank you for your generous support through In-Kind and Sponsorship of this event.