The James Beard Award-winning chef will discuss his exciting career.
Join us for an engaging evening with Kwame Onwuachi, highlighting his first cookbook, My America: Recipes from a Young Black Chef. In it, the James Beard award-winning chef celebrates the cuisine of the African diaspora, "the world’s wisest food." Onwuachi will share stories behind his family's recipes, and the importance of the connections between cuisine, place, and culture.
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. 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.
This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering high-quality events. 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).
AGE GROUP: | Adults |
EVENT TYPE: | Virtual | Book & Author |
TAGS: | Illinois Libraries Present |
|Mon, May 29||Closed|
|Tue, May 30||9:00AM to 9:00PM|
|Wed, May 31||9:00AM to 9:00PM|
|Thu, Jun 01||9:00AM to 9:00PM|
|Fri, Jun 02||9:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Sat, Jun 03||9:00AM to 5:00PM|
|Sun, Jun 04||1:00PM to 5:00PM|