There are several world cuisines I admit to favoring over all others, so okay call me biased. Mexican, or I should say Latino food, is one of the chosen few, which brought to my notice this memoir, sounding so very intriguing, by celebrity chef, Aaron Sánchez, Where I Come From: - Life Lessons from a Latino Chef, I'm still looking forward to actually reading the book, though now near to the top in our library wait list. I love that it's a combination of memoir and recipes for his fabulous food. Can't wait to get cookin', right along with you all.- Mexican, Cuban, Caribbean, etc. Oh Boy!
From the Library Journal: "In this memoir by celebrity chef Sánchez (Simple Food, Big Flavor), the author shares stories about his early years living with his mother, Zarela Martinez-Gabilondo, a celebrated chef-restaurateur in her own right. Following in Zarela's footsteps, Sánchez knew at a young age that he wanted to be a chef. After getting into some trouble, he was sent to New Orleans for a summer, where he learned the basics and grunt work of cooking in the kitchen of famed chef Paul Prudhomme. Through this experience, Sánchez fell in love with cooking and started out in the kitchens of some of New York's famed restaurants. Sánchez credits many of the chefs and restaurateurs of these establishments with influencing his culinary style and career. He explains the ups and downs of trying to open a successful restaurant while also trying to sustain personal relationships. Some of the triumphs touched on include moving to New Orleans to open his restaurant, Johnny Sánchez. In addition, the book contains several delicious recipes, including one for seafood étouffée."
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