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Lucky Chow - Season 4

Airs Mondays at 12:30 p.m. beginning July 27.

Season 4 of Lucky Chow is an informative, light-hearted, unpredictable, and deeply personal conversation on the central role of food in Asian-American lives. Hosts, Danielle Chang and William Li, help narrate genuinely American stories of courage, success, innovation, and assimilation, while also reflecting on their own unique Asian-American heritage.

From Michelin-starred chefs and fifth-generation farmers to creators, healers, and inventors who are breaking new boundaries, this new season will spotlight some of the brightest lights in the Asian-American community and leave viewers with a new appreciation of what it means to be part of a country that 21 million Asian-Americans call “home.”

“I am thrilled to welcome William Li as my co-host for Lucky Chow”, says Danielle Chang. “The new season is a celebration of America at its most diverse, delightful, and delicious.”

“Season 4 promises to be a feast not only for the palette, but for the heart and mind as well”, said co-host William Li. “The stories we tell are guaranteed to leave viewers with a deeper understanding of both Asian cuisine and that distinctly unique Asian-American spirit.”


Dubbed the “Asian Martha Stewart,” Danielle has hosted three prior seasons of the critically acclaimed Lucky Chow television series since its debut. She is also the author of the cookbook Lucky Rice: Stories and Recipes from Night Markets, Feasts, and Family Tables, published by Penguin Random House’s Clarkson Potter, which features stories and recipes from Asian night markets, feasts and family tables.

Danielle is also the founder of LUCKYRICE, a lifestyle brand that shines a spotlight on Asian culture through food + drink including an annual series of Asian food Feasts throughout the U.S. as well as curated experiences abroad, now in its eleventh year. Danielle Chang began her career at The New York Times, earned a Master’s degree in Critical Theory from Columbia University, worked as a contemporary art history professor, an emerging arts curator, was CEO of fashion company Vivienne Tam, and the Managing Director of Assouline, a French creative advertising agency. In creating LUCKYRICE as an entrée to Asian culture, Danielle is fulfilling her lifelong culinary passion by providing an appetizing, unifying lens to share the region’s rich, colorful, and delicious stories.


William Li is an authority in the design world, a highly regarded media professional, accomplished business executive, seasoned globetrotter, and as food writer Ruth Reichl noted in her latest book, “the personification of hip elegance.”

Born in Manhattan, Li was raised in Chinatown by a single mother, an immigrant who instilled in him the importance of hard work and hustle, and a lifelong appreciation for the art form that is food. From an early age, Li was drawn to the power of beauty and the potential of storytelling, and in his career, has worked with brands that embody both.

During his 15-year tenure with Condé Nast Publications, he was the publisher of the most noteworthy magazine launches in recent publishing history, Men’s Vogue and Condé Nast Portfolio, in addition to being the first and only Asian-American publisher in the history of the company. Other positions at Condé Nast included the Associate Publisher role at several of the company’s most prestigious and important titles, including The New Yorker, House & Garden, and Condé Nast Traveler.

He continued on “to smash the bamboo ceiling” as a gay Chinese man in retail when he became Global Brand President of Ralph Lauren Home responsible for the overall stewardship of the Ralph Lauren Home brand around the world.

For the latest chapter in his professional life, Li taps into his passion for artistic, thoughtfulstorytelling as a Contributing Editor for Elle Decor and Town & Country, and as President of Lucky Rice.

Information provided by American Public Television.