Chef Jesse Jones will be promoting his new book with events on December 15 and 16 in South Orange and Maplewood. See the two releases below.
The following is from Linda Eckhardt and The South Orange Chamber of Commerce:
SOMA-based Chef Jesse Jones and award-winning cookbook author Linda Eckhardt are proud to announce their new cookbook-memoir POW! My Life in 40 Feasts, which offers 40 of Chef Jesse’s favorite feasts, along with the story of his life. Available in bookstores as well as Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Hardback $34.95, Paperback $28.95
He will be appearing at a book signing hosted by the South Orange Chamber of Commerce at BCB Community Bank, 200 Valley St., South Orange on December 15 at 3 p.m., and at a Book Launch, Tasting & Author Talk on Saturday, December 16 at 3:30 pm at Maplewood Memorial Library on Baker Street in Maplewood.
Chef Jesse Jones’s story is honest and heartfelt as he describes how the kitchen saved him from the streets. He grew up in Newark, New Jersey, and summered with his grandparents in North Carolina, then trained in a great French restaurant. When he used his hard-won French technique to make Southern fried chicken, then served it alongside his sweet potato waffles, all his diners could say was POW!
Chef Jesse is a gifted American chef who has owned his own restaurant, cooked in five-star restaurants, and chefed for celebrities who have become lifelong friends. He gives himself to charity events, to teaching kids to cook, and to encouraging everybody to get in the kitchen and cook.
He cooks it low and slow, or fast and furious. But regardless of the technique, Chef’s food is always delicious. This collection of 40 feasts will give you party ideas all year long. For beginners and experts alike, cook with Chef Jesse and soon you’ll be saying POW!
“It’s the actual celebration of Chef Jesse’s way of life…through delicious food. We are all so fortunate to take a peek into the life of one of America’s finest chefs and, more importantly, to share a little of his bon vivant personality.” -Thomas Griffiths, CMC, Campbell’s Global Culinary Institute
“Chef Jesse is the real deal – a loyal friend and family man whose cooking sings with stupendous flavor and authenticity. I intend to cook my way through the whole book.” -Nick Malgieri author of How to Bake and PASTRY.
The following is from the Maplewood Library:
Chef Jesse Author Book Launch, Tasting & Author Talk
Saturday, December 16 3:30 pm Maplewood Memorial Library
Special guest appearance by award-winning cookbook author Linda Eckhardt.
Chef Jesse Jones and Linda Eckhardt are proud to announce their new cookbook-memoir which offers 40 of Chef Jesse’s favorite feasts, along with the story of his life.