Where I Come From Life Lessons from a Latino Chef
A powerful new memoir from one of America’s most preeminent chefs and television personalities, Where I Come From: Life Lessons from a Latino Chef (Abrams Press; October 2019; $27.00; Hardcover) by Chef Aarón Sánchez shares the story behind his food, his family, and his professional journey. It is Sánchez’s highly personal account of growing up and finding his way as a son, as a father, as a Latino, and as a chef
whose passion and talent have taken him to the top of his profession.
In Where I Come From, Sánchez delves into his formative years with remarkable candor, injecting his story with adrenaline and revealing how he fell in love with cooking and started a career in the fast-paced culinary world.
He shares the invaluable lessons he learned from his upbringing and his training—both inside and outside the kitchen—and offers an intimate look into the chaotic and nontraditional life of a professional chef and television personality.
About the Author
Aarón Sánchez is an award-winning chef, TV personality, cookbook author and philanthropist. He is the chef/owner Johnny Sánchez, located in New Orleans and co-star of FOX’s MasterChef and MasterChef Junior. He is a partner/creative director of Cocina, the first online content platform dedicated to celebrating Latin lifestyle through its vibrant culinary culture. One of the world’s most distinguished Latin chefs, Aarón is passionate about preserving his family’s legacy through food and encouraging diversity in the kitchen.
Aarón has starred in multiple Food Network shows, most notably as a long-term judge on the award-winning series Chopped and Chopped Junior. He was the host of the
Emmy-nominated Cooking Channel series, Taco Trip, and has appeared on a number of other shows including: Next Iron Chef, Best Thing I Ever Ate, Best. Ever and Guilty Pleasures.Additionally, Aarón was the host of two Spanish-language shows on Fox Life, 3 Minutos con Aarón, and MOTOCHEFS.