This week on The Morning After, host Sari Kamin is joined by Abe Conlon, chef and co-owner of Fat Rice in Chicago.

Growing up in blue-collar Lowell Ma, Abe’s culinary beginning was heavily  impacted by his Portuguese heritage and a strong Southeast Asian presence in  his community. Now, his new venture Fat Rice is a return to roots, harmonizing the rich influence of Abe’s upbringing and heritage with a thirst for culinary exploration and preservation, focusing on food from modest traditions, prepared with an immense respect for ritual, custom and technique.