Illinois Libraries Present Chef Kwame Onwuachi!

We are so pleased to support Illinois Libraries Present as they offer an engaging evening with chef Kwame Onwuachi. His first cookbook, My America: Recipes from a Young Black Chef celebrates the cuisine of the African diaspora, “the world’s wisest food.” He'll share the importance of the connections between cuisine, place, and culture. This virtual event is free and open to the public. Click here to register!

About the Author: Kwame Onwuachi is a James Beard Award-winning chef who was born on Long Island and raised in New York City, Nigeria, and Louisiana. Onwuachi was first exposed to cooking by his mother, in the family’s modest Bronx apartment, and he took that spark of passion and turned it into a career. He trained at the Culinary Institute of America and opened five restaurants before turning thirty. A former "Top Chef" contestant, he has been named "Food & Wine's" Best New Chef 2019 and a 30 Under 30 honoree by both "Zagat" and "Forbes." Onwuachi’s 2019 memoir, "Notes from a Young Black Chef" received critical acclaim.

This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering high-quality events. Illinois Libraries Present is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a Department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).

Illinois Libraries Present is committed to inclusion and accessibility. To request accommodations, please email illinoislibrariespresent@gmail.com

Event date: 

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

Online Zoom Webinar!
My America: Recipes from a Young Black Chef: A Cookbook Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780525659600
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Knopf - May 17th, 2022

What is American food? In his first cookbook, Kwame Onwuachi (“the most important chef in America” —San Francisco Chronicle), the acclaimed author of Notes from a Young Black Chef, shares the dishes of his America; dishes that show the true diversity of American food.
 


Notes from a Young Black Chef: A Memoir Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525433910
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Vintage - March 31st, 2020

“Kwame Onwuachi’s story shines a light on food and culture not just in American restaurants or African American communities but around the world.” —Questlove