Illinois Libraries Presents: An Evening with Chef Kwame Onwuachi

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join us for an engaging evening with Kwame Onwuachi, highlighting his first cookbook, My America: Recipes from a Young Black Chef. In it, the James Beard award-winning chef celebrates the cuisine of the African diaspora, “the world’s wisest food.” Onwuachi will share stories behind his family’s recipes, and the importance of the connections between cuisine, place, and culture.

Kwame Onwuachi is a James Beard Award-winning chef who was born on Long Island and raised in New York City, Nigeria, and Louisiana. Onwuachi was first exposed to cooking by his mother, in the family’s modest Bronx apartment, and he took that spark of passion and turned it into a career. A former Top Chef contestant, he has been named Food & Wine's Best New Chef 2019 and a 30 Under 30 honoree by both Zagat and Forbes.

Event Type(s): Adult Program