Niki Nakayama: A Chef's Tale in 13 Bites (Signed Copy)


If you would like Debbi and Jamie to personalize your signed copy of Niki Nakayama; A Chef's Tale in 13 Bites please make a note in your order comments.

Please note that orders for signed and personalized copies may take longer to fulfill.

For every pre-order of NIKI NAKAYAMA: A CHEF'S TALE IN 13 BITES, you'll receive a bookmark and be entered to win this fun prize pack! One lucky winner will receive with their signed book the following prize pack:

  • Rilakkuma bear bento chopsticks with case 
  • a child's cooking hat & apron (so you can cook like Chef Nakayama)
  • a Popin' Cookin' DIY candy sushi kit
  • Moromi shoyu, craft-brewed soy sauce
  • a "Follow Your Dreams" journal/notebook
  • Print from illustrator Yuko Jones

Niki Nakayama Book Preorder Grand Prize

Niki Nakayama Print by Illustrator Yuko Jones

Primary Author: 
Michiko Florence, Debbi
Other Authors: 
Michalak, Jamie; Jones, Yuko
Binding Type: 
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Publication Date: 
Book Description: 

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!