Communal Table Podcast: Ming Tsai

Ming Tsai talks about food allergies, CBD, and why having fun matters.

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Episode 28: Ming Tsai

Even before Ming Tsai's oldest son was born with life-threatening food allergies, the chef and TV host was already on a mission to make his restaurants safer and more hospitable to diners who face these issues. He's determined to make that system (and mindset) universal, and along the way, has developed a deep understanding of the role that food plays in our overall health. Tsai opened up about his family's journey through his wife's cancer diagnosis, his own health regime, and why it's important to seek out joy.

Visit Ming's restaurant: Blue Dragon

Watch Ming's show: Simply Ming

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