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Author Onwuachi, Kwame, author.

Title Notes from a young Black chef : a memoir / Kwame Onwuachi with Joshua David Stein.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.
2 holds on first copy returned of 1 copy
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 Nichols Adult Nonfiction-NEW  641.5929607 ONW    DUE 04-15-20
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Description 271 pages ; 22 cm
Summary By the time he was twenty-seven years old, Kwame Onwuachi had openedand closedone of the most talked about restaurants in America. He had launched his own catering company with twenty thousand dollars that he made from selling candy on the subway, yet hed been told he would never make it on television because his cooking wasnt zSoutherny enough. In this inspiring memoir about the intersection of race, fame, and food, he shares the remarkable story of his culinary coming-of-age. Growing up in the Bronx, as a boy Onwuachi was sent to rural Nigeria by his mother to zlearn respect.y However, the hard-won knowledge gained in Africa was not enough to keep him from the temptation and easy money of the streets when he returned home. But through food, he broke out of a dangerous downward spiral, embarking on a new beginning at the bottom of the culinary food chain as a chef on board a Deepwater Horizon cleanup ship, 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. Onwuachis love of food and cooking remained a constant throughout, even when he found the road to success riddled with potholes. As a young chef, he was forced to grapple with just how unwelcoming the world of fine dining can be for people of color, and his first restaurant, the culmination of years of planning, shuttered just months after opening. A powerful, heartfelt, and shockingly honest story of chasing your dreamseven when they dont turn out as you expectedNotes from a Young Black Chef is one mans pursuit of his passions, despite the odds.
Subject Onwuachi, Kwame.
African American cooking -- Biography.
Cooking, American -- Biography.
Added Author Stein, Joshua David, author.
ISBN 9781524732622
1524732621
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