Monday, February 19, 2018

Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and June JoLee - ADVISABLE

Martin, Jacqueline Briggs and June JoLee Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix, illustrated by Man One PICTURE BOOK/NON-FICTION. Readers to Eaters Books, 2017. $19. 9780983661597

Chef Roy Choi was born in Korea, but his family moved to Los Angeles when he was only 2 years old.  His parents owned a restaurant, so he grew up helping out.  Eventually he went to cooking school and became a chef.  But cooking for rich people in restaurants wasn’t his thing, so he and a friend bought a food truck and sold Korean food filled tacos.  He was on a mission to feed hungry people, so he went to the poorer communities and he opened small cafes in worn down neighborhoods, creating jobs making the neighborhood a better place.

What an inspirational story!  Bright colored illustrations, graffiti styled definitions (of Korean food and recipe ideas)  Another great contribution to diverse books! I wish it came with a sample of Chef Roy Choi’s awesome sauce!

EL (K-3) - ADVISABLE  Lisa Librarian

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