Fuel protest and find escape via L.A.’s food zine trove

On Valentine’s Day, during a weekend when millions of people worldwide were also celebrating Lunar New Year, Los Angeles’ sole cookbook shop, Now Serving, posted an Instagram pic of its zine collection’s newest addition: Chinese Protest Recipes, a project created by Torontonian Clarence Kwan to support Black Lives Matter.

Kwan is the executive creative director at a Black-led, New York-based communications agency that focuses on social change. On weekends he butchers pigs while mastering Chinese-style barbecue at East Court & Mike’s BBQ in an area of Toronto known as Chinatown North. He grew up in and around restaurants.

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