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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"Kenney has provided a window into celebrity chefs, the costs, the competition, and the struggles to stay true to their own lives."
—The San Francisco Book Review
PRAISE FOR MATTHEW KENNEY:
“Everyone thought the raw diet was a fad soon to pass, but it’s alive and well. [Kenney] is a virtuoso when it comes to raw and living cuisine.”
“Los Angeles has never lacked vegetarian options, and I’ve eaten at most of the usual suspects. I typically go once and never return. M.A.K.E. is different. Kenney’s food is a revelation.”
—Brad A. Johnson, LA Register
“Kenney is the real thing.”
—Johnathan Gold, LA Times
“Kenney has created a movement that aims to be as inclusive, accessible, and educational as possible.”
—Rebecca Arango, LA Canvas
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 11 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. -