On Thursday, December 8, Council Leader Gil Asakawa, nationally known journalist, blogger, speaker, and commentator on Japanese American and Asian American identity, gave a light-hearted informative personal tour of the Japanese food revolution in America through the pages of his new book, “Tabeshamasho! Let’s Eat, A Tasty History of Japanese Food in America” (Stone Bridge Press) at MIT. Gil was then joined by Debra Samuels, cookbook author and Japanese food specialist for a post-talk discussion followed by Q&A. There was a raffle after the discussion for people joining in-person, where the lucky winners received a copy of “Tabeshamasho! Let’s Eat” that was then personally signed by Gil.
This event was joint-sponsored by USJC, the New England Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League and the MIT-Japan Program.
Thank you to Christine Pilcavage (JALD ’20) for the written content and photos!