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December 8, 2023
This Is TASTE 321: Send Chinatown Love

Today on the show we have a really great conversation with Alice Luo and Elaine Mao, two staffers at the New York City–based nonprofit Send Chinatown Love. As the name suggests, the volunteer-run organization provides financial and resource-based aid to NYC’s Asian businesses.

Alice and Elaine have helped put out one of our favorite cookbooks of the year, Made Here: Recipes and Reflections From NYC’s Asian Communities. It’s a super savvy book, beautifully photographed and featuring recipes from some of NYC’s institutions, including Cho Dang Gol, Punjabi Deli, and Pecking House. Best of all, ​100% of this cookbook’s net proceeds will fund Send Chinatown Love’s community-building efforts. You should buy a copy of the book now, and we hope you enjoy this conversation.

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Matt Rodbard

Matt Rodbard is the editor in chief of TASTE and author of Koreatown: A Cookbook, a New York Times best-seller, and Food IQ: 100 Questions, Answers, and Recipes to Raise Your Cooking Smarts.