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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  • Forage Kitchen 478 25th Street Oakland, CA, 94612 United States (map)
Korean Fried Chicken sandwiches are back! I'm teaming up with my friends from Pal's Take Away to bring you spicy, crispy, juicy Korean fried chicken sandwiches for one night only. We're making 300 sandwiches. Doors open at 6 and we'll go until we sell out.

I'll also be offering personalized copies of my book (or if you already have one you'd like signed, just bring it by!)

The buns are being baked by my friends Backhaus, who'll also be offering some of their amazing pretzels, bread, and pastries.

Come down and say hi!

(P.S. That awesome photo comes from my friends at Roxy's Grilled Cheese from the fried chicken popup we hosted there last year.)
Earlier Event: December 19
Latke Competition and Book Signing!