Joanne Lee Molinaro’s “Korean Vegan Cookbook” Honored with James Beard Media Award for Vegetable-Focused Cooking

Chicago wins at the James Beard Media Awards

If our city seemed extra full of foodies this weekend, it was because the James Beard Media Awards, the Emmys of the culinary world, returned to Chicago after three decades in New York.

Why it matters: Chicagoans scored some big prizes at an event that brings media in from across the world.


Local winners: Trial lawyer and TikTok star Joanne Lee Molinaro was honored for her "Korean Vegan Cookbook."

  • The book prominently features her suburban immigrant parents, who attended the ceremony. She thanked readers for "seeing and hearing them, and making them feel like they are important enough to be in a book.

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