Nigerian-American chef Kwame Onwuachi has a forthcoming cookbook featuring a day in Onwuachi’s life. Written with Joshua David Stein, the book titled All Hours was sold to Knopf in a two-book deal.
Kwame Onwuachi is a James Beard Award-winning chef and has been named the most important Chef in America by the San Francisco Chronicle. After taking part in the TV show Top Chef in 2015, he was named one of Food & Wine‘s Best New Chefs, Esquire Magazine‘s 2019 Chef of the Year, the TIME 100 Next 2019 List, and is a 30 Under 30 honoree by both Zagat and Forbes. Onwuachi currently serves as Food & Wine‘s executive producer and is the founder of the Afro-Caribbean restaurant Tatiana in New York City.
He has two cookbooks under his belt already, both written with his co-writer Stein – Notes from a Young Black Chef (2019), a memoir about the intersection of race, fame, and food, and My America: Recipes from a Young Black Chef (2022), a celebration of the food of the African Diaspora, as handed down through Onwuachi’s own family history.
We are excited to see what Onwuachi is up to next writing-wise considering he has already written a traditional memoir and cookbook. The new cookbook All Hours will be structured around a day in the life of the author, so it might be more experimental in form and feature quick recipes for busy adults.
Joshua David Stein is a Brooklyn-based author and journalist. He is the co-author of Food & Beer, the U.S. editor of Where Chefs Eat, the author of forthcoming To Me He Was Just Dad as well as the children’s books, Can I Eat That?, What’s Cooking?, Brick: Who Found Herself in Architecture and The Ball Book. Stein was previously the restaurant critic for the New York Observer and the Village Voice.
Congrats to Onwuachi and Stein on the upcoming cookbook!