At Lit Hub she tagged five food memoirs to dig into for National Culinary Arts Month. One title on the list:
Kwame Onwuachi, Notes from a Young Black ChefRead about another entry on the list.
If you’re a Top Chef fan, you might recognize Kwame Onwuachi from his stint in season 13. If you’re a reader of restaurant reviews, you might recall his restaurant Kith/Kin receiving a few raves. Notes from a Young Black Chef gives us his honest (at times heartbreaking, at times inspiring) backstory: from living in Nigeria temporarily to the temptation of gangs he faced as a teenager to opening his own restaurant in his 20s. It’s at once a celebration of the power of food and also a gutting recounting of racism in America, definitely something for us all to chew on.