Yes Chef, A Memoir - Marcus Samuelsson was born and orphaned in Ethiopia, adopted by a Swedish family, and learned to cook in Sweden, Switzerland, Austria, and France. At the age of 24, he became the chef at New York's Aquavit, then a Top Chef Master, and , finally, opened his own restaurant in Harlem.
Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal. "“This novel is quirky and colorful. The story revolves around chef Eva Thorvald and the people who influence her life and her cooking. With well-drawn characters and mouthwatering descriptions of meals, Kitchens of the Great Midwest will appeal to readers who like vivid storytelling. Foodies will also enjoy this delicious tale.” - Anbolyn Potter, Chandler Public Library, Chandler, AZ
White Truffles in Winter by N.M. Kelby. A fictional reimagining of the life of French chef Auguste Escoffier. A man of contradictions, Escoffier was torn between two women: the reckless and beautiful actress Sarah Bernhardt, and his wife, Delphine Daffis, an independent and sublime poet. This is a novel of the sensuality of love and food.