A Spoonful of Ginger is an annual event put on by the Joslin Diabetes Center to benefit the Asian American Diabetes Initiative. They raise money and awareness each year through this well orchestrated culinary and cultural experience. It was held in the gorgeous, ultra sleek and modern Art of the Americas Wing Courtyard at the Museum of Fine Arts. I attended as media, capturing the delicious bites of food and taking in the scene, while learning how diabetes significantly affects the quality of life and health outcomes for a rising number of Asian Americans. It was inspiring to see local restaurants and chef's such as Ming Tsai, Jasper White and Joanne Chang come to together to support Joslin and AADI in their commitment to finding a cure.
The participating restaurants put on an impressive spread. In order of appearance: Seafood Pearl Balls from Summer Shack | Wonton Soup from Xinh Xinh | Tuna Tartare (with chive, shallots, kiwi, truffle oil and yuzu tobiki, served on a lotus root chip) from Lotus Blossom | Pork Buns from Bao | Cockles with Ginger Broth and Chinese Sausage from The MFA's New American Cafe | Salmon Tartare from Basho | Carrot and Ginger Soup from Myers + Chang | Sushi Boat from Basho | Spicy Tuna Volcano Maki from Empire.