Meal-Delivery Platform Shef Empowers Immigrants and Refugees

Providing cooking opportunities, as well as programs for refugees, this for-profit platform breaks barriers to food entrepreneurship

When Alvin Salehi worked as a senior technology advisor under President Obama, he visited the Syrian border to learn more about the refugee crisis and, in doing so, found himself looking into something of a mirror. As a child of Iranian immigrants who came to the US in the 1970s, Salehi knew firsthand that whether one has the privilege of a safe and stable life …

The Latin American Cookbook

Traversing cuisine from Mexico’s tropical coasts to Nicaragua, Suriname, Honduras and beyond, this far-reaching cookbook boasts over 600 vibrant recipes. Curated by globally celebrated chef Virgilio Martínez, the pages within capture the varieties of Latin American food with in-depth journeys into each region’s food culture. As the most comprehensive book of its kind, this incredible collection highlights iconic dishes (such as empanadas, tacos and arepas) …

The Cleaver Quarterly

A new print magazine showcases real Chinese food in an entirely new (and global) light

If your Chinese food vocabulary consists of “General Tso’s” and “orange chicken,” then it’s time to open your eyes to see what the world’s most populous country really has to offer. Lilly Chow, Jonathan White and Iain Shaw—three friends who met six years ago in Beijing while working on a city magazine—decided to create a new print publication, The Cleaver Quarterly, to showcase “Chinese food …