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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Latke Competition and Book Signing!

  • Whole Foods Market 4800 El Camino Real Los Altos, CA, 94022 United States (map)

Whole Foods Market Los Altos, Jewish Study Network, and the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center are teaming up to host a latke cooking contest.

Attendees can watch four Bay Area culinary teams race against the clock to create the tastiest, most original potato latkes and earn the title “Top Latke Chef.”

Effie Speigler, Executive Chef, The Oakland Stadium and Kenji Lopez-Alt, author “The Food Lab,” will judge the competition. Rabbi Joey Felsen will serve as master of ceremonies.

During the competition, shoppers can sample potato latkes and other kosher treats. Following the competition, there will be a book giveaway of “The Food Lab” and book signing by Kenji Lopez-Alt.

Earlier Event: October 8
Mendocino, CA: Talk and Book Signing
Later Event: February 1