The Joslin Diabetes Center recently hosted “A Spoonful of Ginger” – a fabulous evening of fine food and exquisite art in the new Art of the Americas Wing at the Museum of Fine Arts to benefit the Asian American Diabetes Initiative (AADI). The event brought together Boston's finest chefs to raise funding and increase awareness of the growing incidence of diabetes among Asian Americans. Over 450 guests attended and $350,000 was raised. 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. This year’s event honored 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 included 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.
Photography by Michael Maloney