Food is a wonderful way to explore and understand the cultural hertigate of community or a country. And that is precisiely what a new 6-part series on food called Lucky Chow does. The series debuted at this year’s Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) film festival. I watched a couple of episodes during the festival and was hooked as I watched Danielle Chang travel across America and explore and show us how Asian cuisine has permeated the nation’s food network in all sorts of interesting ways. Through the food stories we also learn about the culture, history, cuisine of various Asian communities and their journey to America.
Starting next week San Francisco bay area residents are in for an unusual treat of films, food and music from different parts of the world with an Asian American theme. It is time for the annual CAAMFest the oldest Asian American film festival in the US. This year the festival runs from March 12-22, 2015 in San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley.