Book ‘California Soul’ by Keith Corbin

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An American Epic of Cooking and Survival

A sharply crafted and unflinchingly honest memoir about gangs, drugs, cooking, and living life on the line — both on the streets and in the kitchen — from one of the most exciting stars in the food world today. “As compelling or more so than Boyz N the Hood and Menace II Society… When Corbin writes about his life, it burns with the intensity of the best pulp fiction, but it isn’t fiction — it’s the life he lived.” — Los Angeles Times. Chef Keith Corbin has been cooking his entire life. Born on the home turf of the notorious Grape Street Crips in 1980s Watts, Los Angeles, he got his start cooking crack at age thirteen, becoming so skilled that he was flown across the country to cook for drug operations in other cities. After his criminal enterprises caught up with him, though, Corbin spent years in California’s…

Publisher: Random House (August 16, 2022); Pages: 320 pages; ISBN-10: 059324382X; ISBN-13: 978-0593243824; ASIN:‎ B09PQR822Q

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Author’s biography: Keith Corbin is the James Beard Award–nominated executive chef and co-owner of Alta Adams in Los Angeles, named one of the best restaurants in the country by Esquire, Thrillist, and the Los Angeles Times. A native of Watts, Corbin was formerly director of operations for the LocoL restaurant group and worked for Daniel Patterson at his Michelin-starred fine dining restaurant Coi in San Francisco. 

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