Earn by promoting books
Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.Become an affiliate
About the Author
Born in Brooklyn and raised in Queens, New York, Gregory Gourdet is the child of Haitian immigrants. A self-proclaimed health freak and avid runner, Gourdet views food as a source of nourishment as much as one of pleasure. After graduating from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, he became chef de cuisine for Jean-Georges Vongerichten, under whom he trained for almost seven years. In 2008, Gourdet arrived in Portland, OR. He led the pan-Asian kitchen at Departure for a decade, running one of the busiest restaurants in the state. His annual trips around the world connected him with the flavors and ingredients he loves so much. He is a James Beard Award nominee and a two-time Top Chef finalist as well as an All Star and Guest Judge. He has been named Chef of the Year by Eater and one of the Fittest Chefs in America by Men's Health. His wood-fired Haitian restaurant Kann will open in Portland, OR, in 2022.
JJ Goode helps people write cookbooks. He has co-authored several New York Times bestsellers and been nominated for several James Beard Awards. He also writes articles about food and travel for publications like The New York Times, Bon Appétit, and Saveur magazine. The editors of The Norton Reader selected his Gourmet magazine essay on cooking with one arm for their anthology of nonfiction, which includes writing from Nora Ephron, Barack Obama, and Jesus.