An expansive, entertaining memoir that tells the story of how Matthew Kenney transitioned from a mainstream celebrity chef in New York, to a pioneer of plant-based cuisine, and his mission to change the way the world eats and thinks about food.Cooked Raw highlights a journey of courage, persistence, risk, the reward of following one's passion, and the future of food for the 21st century.
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About the Author
Chef, author, and entrepreneur Matthew Kenney is the world’s foremost expert in raw cuisine. His impact extends far beyond the walls of his restaurants, located in Santa Monica, California; Belfast, Maine; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Miami, Florida (Fall 2014). Kenney’s passion for raw cuisine is apparent in his dedication to education. His Santa Monica, Miami, and Belfast locations all include culinary academies adjacent to the restaurants.
Kenney has given two high-profile TEDx talks and frequently lectures as a keynote speaker at food and philanthropy events around the globe. He has authored eleven cookbooks, including Raw Food Real World, Raw Chocolate, Everyday Raw Detox, and the newest release, Cooked Raw. Matthew Kenney Culinary Academies train professional chefs, as well as novices and enthusiasts, in a variety of plant-based cuisine courses. As a classically trained chef who developed an integrative distinct plant-based lifestyle brand, Matthew Kenney Cuisine offers hospitality, media, services, education, and products. In addition to the company’s physical locations, Matthew Kenney Academy Online graduates students from all over the world.
Matthew has been named Food & Wine Best New Chef and was twice-nominated as the James Beard Foundation’s Rising Star Chef.
Table of ContentsPART I: The Beginning and End
• Powerless Office
PART II: I am Raw
• Walked into JC Office
• Pure Journey
• Still Stumbling
PART III: Crafting the Future of Food
• Hello Oklahoma
• Moving West
• Going Global
What People are Saying About This
"We love and support the message that Matthew is sending to the world. Eating plant based is not only good for your health. . . it is the one simple elegant thing that everyone can do to help clean up the environment and create a better planet for our children and grandchildren.”
-Suzy Amis Cameron and James Cameron
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I only know Matthew Kenney through his books and group emails. This book is well written, and I couldn't put it down. I found it to be really inspiring because Matthew clearly has accomplished a lot while helping others along the way. His courage through the difficulties that inevitably arise from doing groundbreaking work is amazing. Not only has he inspired me to eat even better, but also to use my time wisely and be creative.