The best way to get people together to discuss their cultures is through food. “Food is the cross section for communication,” says Crystal A. Johnson, founder and editor-in- chief of the MultiCultural Cooking Network (MCCN).
“I was one of the first people watching cooking shows all day before it was trendy. On the network there weren’t any prominent people of color,” Johnson says. In 2007, she decided to create her own YouTube channel to showcase missing cultures. Since then, MCCN has evolved from a YouTube channel to a Web site that is not just about food. “The MultiCultural Cooking Network isn’t just about cooking food; it’s to create discussion about culture.”
Sunni Boswell of the Asian Express, teaches middle school children in the segment below about Asian Fruits. This lesson provokes children to identify different Asian countries which helps the children to recognize the diversity of Asian cultures.
Check us out Tomorrow as we launch our official website. Don’t worry, the blog isn’t going anywhere. Look for the latest news and for our original programming from Mediterranean Cuisine to Asian to be featured at our home at http://multiculturalcooking.net. We will also have holiday specials. Other highlights of our new home include the google translator. Read our content in just about any language. Tell all your friends.
Coming soon, behind the scenes photos from our original programs ( Mediterranean Medley, Asian Express and the Holiday Special) featured here at the blog. The photos are guaranteed to make you hungry!
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