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Chef Yia Vang on his Minnesota Rice initiative, discovering his father’s heroism, and what he tells the kids with the ‘stinky’ lunches.

‘Being Hmong means you invite people in’: As he prepares to open his new restaurant, Vinai, Yia Vang reflects on the values that shape his cooking. This is the fifth installment of ChangeMakers, a collaboration between Sahan Journal and MPR News in celebration of Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.