Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix
Written by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
and June Jo Lee
Illustrated by Man One
Published by Readers to Eaters
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 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.
Primary ISBN: 9780983661597
Available As: Hardcover, Audiobook
Picture Book, Age 05 or older
Community Represented: Korean/Korean American
Themes: Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Food
Setting: United States (Los Angeles CA)
Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Immigrant
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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