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Notes from a young Black chef : a memoir

Author: Kwame Onwuachi; Joshua David Stein
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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As a boy Onwuachi was sent from the Bronx to rural Nigeria by his mother to 'learn respect.' Through food, he broke out of a dangerous downward spiral and embarked on a new beginning at the bottom of the culinary food chain before going on to train in the kitchens of some of the most acclaimed restaurants in the country and appearing as a contestant on Top Chef. His love of food and cooking was a constant, even when  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Cookbooks
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Onwuachi, Kwame.
Notes from a young Black chef.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019
(DLC) 2018038324
Named Person: Kwame Onwuachi
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kwame Onwuachi; Joshua David Stein
ISBN: 9781524732622 1524732621 9780525433910 0525433910
OCLC Number: 1041778332
Notes: "This Is a Borzoi Book"--Title page verso.
Description: 271 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Standing on stories --
Egusi stew --
Dominoes --
Ancestors --
The block --
Gulf state --
Finding my craft --
CIA man --
Blood on the eggshells --
From old guard to start-up --
Angles --
The jewel --
The lesson.
Responsibility: Kwame Onwuachi with Joshua David Stein.

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As a boy Onwuachi was sent from the Bronx to rural Nigeria by his mother to 'learn respect.' Through food, he broke out of a dangerous downward spiral and embarked on a new beginning at the bottom of the culinary food chain before going on to train in the kitchens of some of the most acclaimed restaurants in the country and appearing as a contestant on Top Chef. His love of food and cooking was a constant, even when the road to success was riddled with potholes. Here he shares the pursuit of his passions, despite the odds. Each chapter includes one recipe.

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