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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 has written about food and travel for the New York Times, Gourmet, Saveur, Bon Appetit, Food &Wine, and Every Day with Rachael Ray. He is the coauthor of six cookbooks, including A Girl and Her Pig by April Bloomfield and Morimoto: The New Art of Japanese Cooking by Masaharu Morimoto.
"Easy, colorful, full of flavor and vegetable forward, Everyone's Table will surely be everyone's favorite cookbook. Having immensely enjoyed Gregory's fantastic food over the years, I'm so excited for the world to taste exactly what makes him such a favorite on Top Chef." -- Padma Lakshmi, author and host/executive producer of Bravo's Top Chef and Hulu's Taste the Nation
"Everyone's Table offers an explosion of flavors from whole food ingredients, infusing spice, texture, and bursts of color into simple, everyday recipes." -- Melissa Urban, CEO of Whole30 and New York Times bestselling author
"Chef Gregory's show-stopping, umami-packed, globally inspired, technicolor dishes are the stuff dreams are made of. I'm over the moon that I can finally cook his genius recipes at home!" -- Michelle Tam, New York Times bestselling cookbook author and creator of the Nom Nom Paleo blog
"In Everyone's Table, Chef Gregory shares not only his delicious thoughts on food but also provides a blueprint on how to live a healthier life. He intimately shares how he evolved not only as a chef but as a person. There are so many insights that we all can learn from and exciting recipes to replicate at home. Thankful for Chef Gregory for sharing this with us." -- Marcus Samuelsson award-winning chef, restaurateur & author
"Everyone's Table celebrates the rich culture of Gregory Gourdet's heritage with seriously good cooking and a global pantry of healthy ingredients. His food is fresh, inventive and bursting with flavor and every dish is free of gluten, dairy, soy and refined sugar. Gregory's life experiences have transformed his approach to eating and living, and now his delicious journey is documented in these exciting recipes." -- Steven Satterfield, author Root to Leaf, Chef Miller Union
"Gregory Gourdet takes us on an emotional journey from wrapping us in a warm blanket as he talks about his Haitian family and roots to his not-so-pretty bout with drugs to his obsession with running and health. A journey that eventually places us all around Everyone's Table. Gregory brings us modern healthy food that's 100% unprocessed, dairy-free, bright, and beautiful with just as much ingredient diversity and elegance. This just may become my #1 go to cookbook." -- Carla Hall, Chef/TV Host
"In his book you will find a wealth of information on global flavors, the freshness of the seasons with local and sustainable products. The recipes are bright, full of spice, acidity as well as easy to follow. The influences from his childhood in Haiti, his love of southeast Asian food and his French training are all incorporated into his personal style of cooking. I am so proud of the chef he has become and the lifestyle he has embraced." -- Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Chef, Restaurateur, Cookbook Author and Bon Vivant