Author: J_Boo

Bio: James Boo is a documentary filmmaker based in Brooklyn. His micro-documentary project, 1 Minute Meal, strives to capture the full diversity of food and identity in New York City. His most recent feature, Nothing With Something, explores the myth and reality of American small business by following the death of a 6-seat diner in California.


Artisanal and Affordable: The Queens Night Market Defies NY’s High-Priced Food Culture

Posted on: 23 Nov 2015

Hoi Nguyen, the 27-year-old owner of Roll Play, a food stand that offers “gourmet spring rolls” at the Queens Night Market, draws inspiration from his parents. After leaving Vietnam, they arrived in the United States with their 10 children in 1990, and ran a catering business out of their Boston home for 15 years. “What […]