MCCN’s long awaited Show En La Cocina Para Mi Amor puts you in the kitchen with Honduran Chef Jay Bonilla cooking for your loved one. In webisode one, Jay helps a Lupe, a wife with a fear of cooking for her semi-chef husband who loves to plate dishes. Her husband Daniel admits, “I’d be happy with a grilled cheese sandwich if she made it because I love her.” Aw, we could not resist such a story plus it is a multi-cultural marriage of Mexican-American and Lebanese American. Watch Chef Jay help Lupe. (Video en Español )
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.”