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.
"A must-have for anyone who wants to be a better cook. Each recipe is an insight into Kwame's family, travels, and time spent in some of the best kitchens in the world." --David Chang
Featuring more than 125 recipes, My America is a celebration of the food of the African Diaspora, as handed down through Onwuachi's own family history, spanning Nigeria to the Caribbean, the South to the Bronx, and beyond. From Nigerian Jollof, Puerto Rican Red Bean Sofrito, and Trinidadian Channa (Chickpea) Curry to Jambalaya, Baby Back Ribs, and Red Velvet Cake, these are global home recipes that represent the best of the patchwork that is American cuisine.
Interwoven throughout the book are stories of Onwuachi's travels, illuminating the connections between food and place, and food and culture. The result is a deeply personal tribute to the food of "a land that belongs to you and yours and to me and mine."
Sam the Cooking Guy
By Zien, Sam
Sam Zien celebrates the best way to eat food. What turns chili and cheese into a burger? The bun. Carne asada into a taco? The tortilla. Grilled PB&J into a sandwich . . . well, you get it. It seems that every civilization on Earth has figured out that the best way to eat food is with your hands, using some form of bread as the vehicle from plate to mouth. In Sam Zien's hands, every burger, taco, tortilla, and sandwich is as cheesy, toasty, dripping-with-good-stuff as possible. Between the Buns is an ode to the handheld in every iteration from a man who knows how to stuff a perfect burrito. Zien has made cooking accessible to the masses -- with 3 million subscribers and growing -- through his YouTube show, Sam the Cooking Guy. Now that same charm has been translated to the page, complete with stunning photographs and 100 unapologetically carb-laden recipes that promise to satisfy.
The Cook You Want to Be
By Baraghani, Andy
One of Bon Apptit'sfavorite talents shows you how to define and develop your individual cooking style - and become the cook you want to be - in 120 recipes.ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED COOKBOOKS OF 2022 - Time, DelishAndy Baraghani learned to cook professionally in such vaunted restaurants as Chez Panisse and Estela, but his love for flavor began with the comforting home dishes of his Iranian parents' immigrant household.Blending the home cooking of his upbringing and his professional training, Baraghani evolved into a culinary influencer by asking himself, "What kind of cook do I want to be" In answering that question for himself - the cook who can balance flavors and the cook who makes a perfect salad, for example - he became known for trying new techniques, working with easy-to-find but underused ingredients, and creating unexpected combinations.
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Turkey and the Wolf
By Hereford, Mason
A fun, flavorful cookbook with more than 95 recipes and Power-Ups featuring chef Mason Hereford's irreverent take on Southern food, from his awarding-winning New Orleans restaurant Turkey and the Wolf "Mason and his team are everything the culinary world needs right now. This book is a testimony of living life to the most and being your true self!" - Matty MathesonMason Hereford grew up in rural Virginia, where his formative meals came at modest country stores and his family's holiday table. After moving to New Orleans and working in fine dining he opened Turkey and the Wolf, which featured his larger-than-life interpretations of down-home dishes and created a nationwide sensation.In Turkey and the Wolf, Hereford shares lively twists on beloved Southern dishes, like potato chip-loaded fried bologna sandwiches, deviled-egg tostadas with salsa macha, and his mom's burnt tomato casserole.