AWARD WINNING PICTURE BOOK BIOGRAPHY OF THE CHEF WHO KICKSTARTED THE FOOD TRUCK MOVEMENT.
Chef Roy Choi calls himself a "street cook."
He wants outsiders, low-riders,
kids, teens, shufflers and skateboarders,
to have food cooked with care, with love,
with sohn maash.
"Sohn maash" is the flavors in our fingertips. It is the love and cooking talent that Korean mothers and grandmothers mix into their handmade foods. For Chef Roy Choi, food means love. It also means culture, not only of Korea where he was born, but the many cultures that make up the streets of Los Angeles, where he was raised. So remixing food from the streets, just like good music--and serving it up from a truck--is true to L.A. food culture. People smiled and talked as they waited in line. Won't you join him as he makes good food smiles?
Jacqueline Briggs Martin, author of the Caldecott Medal winner, Snowflake Bentley
as well as Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table
, and Alice Waters and the Trip to Delicious
continues her Food Heroes series with Chef Roy Choi
on people who change what and how we eat. Together with food ethnographer June Jo Lee and internationally renowned graffiti artist Man One, they bring an exuberant celebration of street food and street art.
Chef Roy Choi is also available in audiobook, narrated by illustrator Man One, a Audiofile
magazine Earphones Award winner. The Spanish edition of the book, El Chef Roy Choi y su Remix de la Comida Callejera
, will be published in September 2022 with the audiobook, also narrated by Man One, coming in fall 2022.
...Jacqueline Briggs Martin
is the author of the Caldecott Medal winner, Snowflake Bentley
. Chef Roy Choi
marks the third of her award-winning "Food Heroes" series, after Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table
and Alice Waters and the Trip to Delicious
, on pioneers who changed what and how we eat. Her newest book is Sandor Katz and the Tiny Wild
, also co-written with June Jo Lee after Chef Roy Choi
. She lives in Mount Vernon, Iowa. jacquelinebriggsmartin.com
June Jo Lee is a food ethnographer, studying how America eats for companies such as Google and is a national speaker on food trends. She is also co-founder of publisher READERS to EATERS, promoting food literacy with stories about our diverse food cultures. Like Roy Choi, she was born in Seoul, South Korea, and moved to the United States. She now lives in San Francisco. Her newest book is Sandor Katz and the Tiny Wild, also co-written with Jacqueline Briggs Martin. foodethnographer.com.
Man One has been a pioneer in the graffiti art movement in Los Angeles since the 1980s. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world. He is the co-founder of Crewest Studio, a creative communications company focusing on contemporary global culture. This is his first children's book. He also narrated the English audiobook, an Audiofile magazine Earphones Award winner, and will narrate the Spanish audiobook coming in late 2022. manone.com