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This edition: January 2016

Episode Details

Original tape date: December 11, 2016.

First aired: January 1, 2016.

At age 24, Jonathan Wong is one of the youngest elected officials in the U.S.A.  By day, he’s serves as a councilman in Mahwah Township, New Jersey. By night he’s attending Brooklyn Law School to get his law degree. This political newcomer is inspiring youths to take action in politics.  Correspondent Paul Lin profiles this impressive politician who’s making a difference in NJ.

Art is art, fashion is fashion but contemporary artist Richard Tsao proves they can exist together. He’s best known for his line of fashion featured at the New York Metropolitan Opera and Asia Society museum store. You can even find many of New York’s opera singers wearing his fashion line. Reporter Kyung Yoon spends a day at his showroom and learns more about his creative process.

Caroline Shin’s web series “Cooking With Granny” shares the secrets behind treasured family recipes. Host Ernabel Demillo spends a day with Shin and Filipino grandma chef Lumen Castaneda whipping up a favorite Filipino holiday dessert.

Asian fusion cuisine is more popular then ever, and one Venezuelan chef won over the taste buds of Korean food critics with her Latin-Asian cuisine. Host Ernabel Demillo profiles Chef Marjorie Silva and her innovative cuisine.

Now that winter’s here, it’s time for Kimchi, a staple Korean food that’s served 3 times a day. So how did this traditional spicy pickled cabbage become all the rage with foodies? Minnie Roh has the answers and highlights the new foodie trends, as well as traditional methods of preparing this favorite dish.

Guest List

Anna Banfi Tsao Design Devotee

Ellen Blau Kimchi Lover

Lumen Castañeda Granny Chef, “Cooking with Granny”

Jung Lee Sanders Founder/Director, Art Projects International

Caroline Shin Host/Producer, “Cooking with Granny”

Marjorie Silva Chef, New York City College of Technology/CUNY

Richard Tsao Artist & Designer

Jonathan Wong Mahwah Township Council Member, Township of Mahwah, N.J.

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