SAVOY: Debbi Michiko Florence & Jamie Michalak (Niki Nakayama; A Chef's Tale in 13 Bites) Author Talk and Q&A

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Savoy Bookshop & Café presents an author talk and Q&A with children's book authors; Debbi Michiko Florence & Jamie Michalak to discuss their new book Niki Nakayama; A Chef's Tale in 13 Bites.

 This event is free, but registration is requested. Registration details are at the bottom of this page.

Niki Nakayama CoverAbout the Book

Niki Nakayama: A Chef's Tale in 13 Bites is a picture book biography that tells the story of the powerhouse female Japanese-American chef and her rise to fame

As a child and adult, Niki faced many naysayers in her pursuit of haute cuisine. Using the structure of a traditional kaiseki meal, the authors Debbi Michiko Florence and Jamie Michalak playfully detail Niki's hunger for success in thirteen "bites" ― from wonton wrappers she used to make pizza as a kid to yuzu-tomatillo sauce in her own upscale Los Angeles Michelin-starred restaurant, n/naka.

To anyone who tells her a woman can't be a master chef, Niki lets her food do the talking. And oh, does it talk. Niki was featured on the first season of Netflix's culinary documentary series Chef's Table. And Chrissy Teigen proclaimed that Niki's restaurant was one of her absolute favorites. She's currently a featured teacher on MasterClass.

A smart, strong woman with starpower, Niki is only just getting started ― like the young readers who will devour this book, featuring illustrations by Yuko Jones!

About the Authors

Debbi Michiko Florence is a third generation Japanese American, and the author of the Jasmine Toguchi series and Keep It Together, Keiko Carter (Scholastic). Debbi lives in Connecticut.

Jamie Michalak loves how food tells a story and brings people together to create more. She is the author of more than forty children's books, including the highly praised Joe and Sparky early reader series, Frank and Bean, Dakota Crumb: Tiny Treasure Hunter, and more. Jamie lives in Rhode Island.

 
Event date: 
Sunday, September 19, 2021 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
Savoy Bookshop and Café
10 Canal St.
Westerly, RI 02891
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$18.99
ISBN: 9780374313876
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - September 14th, 2021

Niki Nakayama: A Chef's Tale in 13 Bites is a picture book biography that tells the story of the powerhouse female Japanese-American chef and her rise to fame