A cure for milk allergies? Part 5: Celebrity chef Ming Tsai discusses his passion for food-allergy awareness

This week, our food allergy series continues with celebrity chef Ming Tsai, chef-owner of Blue Ginger restaurant in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Tsai is as a spokesperson for the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) and is passionate about increasing awareness and improving restaurant systems so people with food allergies can eat out safely. He’s also the father of a son who has had multiple severe food allergies. Here, Tsai talks about what he’s learned as both a chef and a parent.


Previous videos and posts in the series

In last week’s video, the Nasutis take on their regular challenge of food shopping.

See a video where Brett taking his very first (tiny) sips of cow’s milk.

Click here to see Children’s Allergy Program’s Director, Lynda Schneider, MD, explaining the study.

To watch the first video in the series, in which Brett and his mom, Robyn, talk about what it’s been like for their family to live with his life-threatening condition and their hopes for the trial’s outcome, click here.

To read Robyn’s account of what it was like when she found out about Brett’s severe allergies, read an excerpt from her diary.

Next week, we return to Brett, who shows us how he deals with his severe food allergies at school.

Some blogs we’ve been reading:

Please Don’t Pass the Nuts


Mom’s Food Allergy Dinner