Food entrepreneur finds future by connecting with the past

ON A MISSION: Minnie Luong, head of kimchi producer Chi Kitchen in Pawtucket, said it’s her mission to educate people about the unique Korean dish made from salted and seasoned fermented vegetables.
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY
ON A MISSION: Minnie Luong, head of kimchi producer Chi Kitchen in Pawtucket, said it’s her mission to educate people about the unique Korean dish made from salted and seasoned fermented vegetables.
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY
Minnie Luong, head of Chi Kitchen in Pawtucket, came to the United States as a small child, in dramatic fashion. “I was born on a rice farm in Vietnam,” she said. “My father and I left as boat people and lived in two different refugee camps before ending up in Boston.” While she doesn’t remember…

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