J. Kenji López-Alt

The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science is On Sale Now!

J. Kenji López-Alt is the Managing Culinary Director of Serious Eats, author of the James Beard Award-nominated column The Food Lab, and a columnist for Cooking Light. He lives in San Francisco. A New York native, Kenji cut his cooking chops the old-fashioned way by working his way up through the ranks of some of Boston's finest restaurants. With an education in science and engineering and as a former Senior Editor at Cook's Illustrated and America's Test Kitchen, Kenji is fascinated by the ways in which understanding the science of every day cooking can help improve even simple foods. His first book, The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science will be released this September, followed by a second volume in September of 2017.

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New York: The Chicken Lab at Harlem Shake

  • Harlem Shake 100 W 124th St New York, NY, 10027 (map)

We're taking over Harlem Shake, one of the best burger joints in the city for an afternoon of KENJI'S FRIED CHICKEN. Come on to meet me, get your book signed, and most importantly, grab the best fried chicken in the city in this limited one-day-only event. We'll be serving Southern fried chicken with Mike's Hot Honey and sides from 3:30PM until we run outta birds!

Of course, Harlem Shake's stellar menu of smashed burgers and fries, hot dogs, shakes, beer, and wine will also be available all day long.

No admission fee. Signed books will be on-sale at the event.

Later Event: October 6
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