ATASK Silk Road Gala features savory foods and live auction

The Silk Road Gala featured Ting Yen, chef and owner of Oishii (left), and Linda Chin, President of the Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence (right). (Image courtesy of Brian Choi.)
By Joanne Wong

The Silk Road Gala gathered more than 500 guests for an evening of fundraising and delectable food prepared by Boston’s top chefs on Oct. 26 at the State Room.

Hosted by the Asian Taskforce Against Domestic Violence (ATASK), the Silk Road Gala is the organization’s annual signature event. Continue reading

How to cook pumpkin and kale

Fall is the season for harvest, foliage and Halloween. As it is getting colder outside, what can make you feel better than a fresh-baked pie or a bowl of homemade hot soup? Maybe you have been buying pumpkins just for carving and planting kale in your garden. Let’s look into how to turn these two fall-winter items into delicious seasonal dishes.
Pumpkin is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E and fiber, which are the nutrients that most Americans lack in their diets. An adequate amount of these nutrients help damaged cell repair, eye health, cholesterol reduction and the health of digestive system. Continue reading

Obama and Romney face off in spirited debates

The three presidential debates closed with advice from Bob Schieffer’s (CBS News) mother: “Go vote, it’ll make you feel big and strong.” President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney presented their policies on domestic issues and foreign policy.

Several key statements below show their differences as well as similarities. Continue reading

South Cove Community Health Center receives Mayoral Prize in primary care

Mayor Thomas Menino joined Paula Johnson, chair of the board of the Boston Public Health Commission, to honor the recipients of the 2012 Mayoral Prize for Innovations in Primary Care on Oct. 12. The event, now in its third year, works to raise awareness about best practices for improving the delivery of primary care services in health care, community-based, and workplace settings. South Cove Community Health Center was one of the recipients named this year.

“Some of Boston’s greatest assets are our world-renowned health care institutions. Part of being a leader means highlighting the great work that goes on in our city as a model for others to see,” Menino said. “I’m constantly impressed by the innovative work that organizations of all sizes are able to accomplish, and this year’s winners champion that spirit of ingenuity. These awards strive to show that prevention is primary care, whether it’s in the doctor’s office, the workplace or the community.” Continue reading

2012 Boston Asian American Film Festival kicks off fourth year

The Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF), a production of the Asian American Resource Workshop, will take place from Oct. 25 to 28. Screenings will be at Emerson College’s Bright Family Screening Room in the Paramount Center, at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge and at the Somerville Theatre in Somerville.

This fourth edition of the festival features more than five Boston/New England premieres, exclusive Q&As with filmmakers and various cosponsored events around Boston. Continue reading