Top Chef contestant and
award-winning chef Kwame Onwuachi will discuss his cookbook My America:
Recipes from a Young Black Chef. His
cookbook 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.
Beard award-winning chef, Onwuachi was also named Food & Wine’s best
new chef in 2019 and Esquire’s chef of the year in 2019. He has opened
several restaurants and was the executive chef at acclaimed Kith/Kin in
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