Chef (OPL Human Library 2014)
Annotation:Born into poverty in Ethiopia, Samuelsson was adopted at the age of 2 by a Swedish couple. He learned to cook from his Swedish grandmother, and rose to become one of the world's top chefs. This distinctive and compelling memoir has all the elements of a good story: humor, travel, and a young individual overcoming obstacles via a passionate calling.
Annotation:A unique behind the scenes, ground level, cook's-eye-view of the professional restaurant kitchen. Feel the heat, the pressure, and the intensity of cooking at the highest level.
Annotation:When Helen Willinsky first published her classic Jamaican barbecue cookbook, "jerk" was a fightin' word to most people outside the Caribbean Islands. Not anymore.
Annotation:Ann Vanderhoof and her husband navigate the Caribbean on a sailboat, discovering local culture in each tiny port, and collecting sumptuous original recipes along the way.
Annotation:From the proprietor's of The Real Jerk, Toronto's premier Caribbean restaurant, this magnificent book captures the distinct, bold flavours and eclectic experience of new Caribbean cuisine.
Annotation:Three young people are deported back to Jamaica after having been raised abroad since infancy. When they land in Kingston without a compass of any kind, each of them embarks on a journey that pushes their endurance beyond measure and forces them to discover who they truly are.