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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San Francisco: Kitchen Confidential; Stories at the Verdi Club

  • The Verdi Club 2424 Mariposa Street San Francisco, CA, 94110 United States (map)

Kitchen Confidential is back as part of the Porchlight series and I've been invited to tell a story! Come hear some of SF's finest get onstage with their insider stories about food, restaurants, kitchens, customers, and the vagaries of having a life in the service industry.

Come hear stories by:

Writer and restaurant person: Karen Leibowitz

Natural foods expert/writer: Matt Levine

Cookbook author: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt

Comedian: Kyle Mizono

Chef/teache:r Erika Almeida Mooney

Superstar chef: Richie Nakano