Cooked From the Streets to the Stove from Cocaine to Foie Gras E–pub/E–book
When they want them and they don t know how to work towards a goal one step at a time In fact when I told one of my students that I was reading this book and I would loan it to him but he had to wait a few days because I was reading it he asked me for three times that same day I was glad he was interested but I also wanted to tell him to stop asking me he could *wait a few days and it wouldn t kill him In *a few days and it wouldn t kill him In mind if he didn t get it right away he might never get it I think I ll highlight that uote in the book and see if my student gets itHenderson s writing style is straight forward and honest It was an asy book to read because I felt as if I was sitting there talking to this guy and that makes a better book for my students They want to hear from somebody who speaks in a way that they can understand and who isn t so far removed from them that they could never be like him Henderson s point is that they could be like him if they *work hard have patience keep learning and open their mindsI am planning to order a * hard have patience keep learning and open their mindsI am planning to order a copies of this book and use it in class I also plan to talk to my students about time and how it s on their side This book is about a man name jeff henderson he was a big time drug dealer he carried around three thousand dollars in a louis vutton bag verydayShortly after he got busted he severed 6years in jailIn the process of him being in jail he had come
#FROM A PERSON WHO WASH DISHES #a person who wash dishes a cheifLong after he served his time he became a cheif at a five star resuantHe got married and had three chidrenThis book sends a lesson that you can change your lifeThis alson shows that just because you got money and cars and cloths it all can be taking away in a blink of a yeThis book reminds me of people in my neighborhoodThis book sends a importan message to young peopleI think this is a great book Jeff Henderson wrote an amazing book that had me rooting for him the whole time and cringing whenever he would make a bad decision in life Jeff starts writing about his past and present and what it took to become a chef at the same time and they blend wonderfully Even though his life his very hard the next chapter reasures you that verything will work out this book was a true uick read although not for the normal reasons it was asy to get through not because it was a page turner or a really great book but rather it was a very simple plain Placing Memory english down toarth account of jeff henderson s life as a crack dealer in southern california his subseuent fall and jail stint and his Lasombra eventual rise back up through the culinary world as a chef it was pretty amazing to think that a person could have the drive to accomplish what he did after all he went through and this tipped the scales for me as i was deciding between 3 and 4 stars but this is really a 35 star book weak on literary merit strong on story i m also very interested in the culinary world so that probably biased me toward a 4 star rating rather than the 3 it might deserve buyer bewar. Rtunity to cook in their restaurants And once hired hendured racism and sabotage in the kitchen But Henderson refused to accept rejection Driven by a dream and an unshakable will to succeed Chef Jeff worked hard to overcome unimaginable adversity and ventually reached the top of his profession becoming xecutive chef at Caf Bellagio in Las Vegas pAlive with the Wanton Nights energy of the streets the sober reality of prison and the visceral thrill of being inside the fast paced kitchens of great restaurants Cooked is an intense intimate tale of crime punishment and redemption a deeply poignant story of how the worst wrong can lead to the mostxtraordinary rig. .
I wrote a review for this book for my job so I ll keep this short It s an While My Soldier Serves engaging uick read that seems to be the real deal as oppossed to all those fake memoirs that have beenxposed lately Jeff Henderson s story of going from a crack dealer to a prisoner to a top rated chef is a truly inspiring story His writing is a little rough but it works I m also not too sure how good it is to ssentially have a crack recipe in the book but the fried chicken recipe looks good I m gonna try it
#HONESTLY THIS BOOK WAS RIDICULOUS HE #this book was ridiculous He that he got a GED in prison but shows himself graduating high school arlier in the book So how much of this book is ಪರಿಸರದ ಕತೆ Parisarada Kathe even true Too much language and hard to follow with all the slang Wanted to like itnded up hating it Keep this book on the shelf where it belongs In Cooked Jeff Henderson recounts his unlikely rise from a crack dealer in San Diego to a well respected chef in a prestigious Las Vegas restaurant His ambitions and inspiration came to him while serving a
Drug Related Sentence Inrelated sentence in prison and upon his release he put 100% of his The Fiend Next Door efforts intoducating himself gaining xperience and convincing influential people in the restaurant business to take a chance on himJeff s gritty memoir was fascinating to me someone to whom most of his life xperiences are completely foreign and I had a difficult time putting it down between sittings One can t help but *admire his strength and resolve in making his dreams come true despite a past he wasn t proud of I *his strength and resolve in making his dreams come true despite a past he wasn t proud of I this book because it is showing that in life you are going to make mistakes In this book that is பொன்னியின் செல்வன் - புது வெள்ளம் exactly what Jeff Henderson did Jeff was making hundreds of thousands of dollars in a week by selling drugs For this action jeff was sentenced to 19 and 12 years but after his time he became a different man and took his talents to the stove and never looked back If you wanna keep learning about Jeff story read this book Henderson was a crack dealer in San Diego who developed a passion for cooking while in prison and who later became a successful chef In itself it is an interesting story But Henderson doesn t supplynough insight to move this beyond IHOP level fare It was a worthwhile story but it could have been so much Maybe I m stretching it to say that most of his reading audience has never dealt drugs or been incarcerated yet he speaks so generally on these topics that we gain only small bits of insight and many of those he seems to deliver unintentionally A lot of the book deals with his overcoming a street mentality It s hard to get the sense of his personal change he writes throughout with a hard tough tone that is rarely reflective often defensive and constantly self absorbed Unfortunately what could have been The Return of the Carter Boys: The Carter Boys 2 explosive was or less bland Ixpect Henderson cooks better than he writes This is chef Jeff Henderson s autobiography tracing his roots in a poor Southern Californian family to his outrageous success as a big time crack dealer in the. Jeff Henderson was just another inner city black kid born into a world of poverty and limited options where crime seemed to provide the only way to get out Raised mostly by his single mother who struggled just to keep food on the table Jeff dreamed big He had to get out and he soon did by turning to what so many in his community did dealing drugs But Jeff was no ordinary drug dealer; by twenty one he was one of the top cocaine dealers in San Diego making up to 35000 a week Two years later he was indicted on federal drug trafficking charges and sentenced to almost twenty years in prison Before he knew what had hit him he was looking at spending most. 80 s to his transformation during the 10 years he spent in Federal prison where he discovered a passion for cooking and his fight to rise to the top despite his lack of formal training in the culinary world once he was a free man againThe book is xtremely gritty in the first half or so The average citizen would probably find the realities of life of the street to be somewhat shocking not to mention the details of prison *life If you want to know what went on in Federal *If you want to know what went on in Federal in the 90 s Nevermind Take it from me you don tHenderson is not a writer nor is his reading of his book technically xcellent However considering the fact that he left high school with a 6th grade reading level his accomplishment in writing this book is greatThe book is interesting from several angles It s interesting as the story of a nobody who rose to success in the professional cooking world and one of the first successful African American chefs at that But than that it offers insight into the problems that plague African American society culture and families particularly the lack of parental love parenting skills and commitment to their families It is inspiring to see how Jeff Henderson ducated himself through reading and taking classes to improve himself to ventually become a social activist public speaker talented chef and a devoted husband and father who is doing his best to overcome the negative patterns he saw in his own home as a child Note If you strongly dislike profanity this is not a book for you Jeff still maintains the street lingo that he grew up with I bought this book because I had heard about Jeff Henderson s transition from drug dealer to convict to successful cheff and I thought I could use this book in my job because I teach in a prison Something that has worried me about my students and their chances of chnging thier lives is the depth and totality of the the changes they need to make in order to stay out of prisonThose of use who work with at risk youth or with adjudicated youth talk a lot about choices and change but we never really show them how all Travis encompassing this change will have to be because it is not just about habits or lifestyle It is also about culture and about leaving behindverything you know for something you don t know The changes these young people need to make permeate verything in their lives Many of my students don t believe in bank accounts They can t adjust their speech register to meet new situations and they don t know what it means to have fun without drinking or toking So how did Chef Jeff do
#IT I THINK THAT BEST PART #I think that best part his book comes near the nd when he says it took him almost 18 years to get it right and to makes the transition completeIn this day and age when we watch shows about re building a house in 2 days and we think AI Weiwei: Beijing Photographs, 1993-2003 every success has to be overnight or it will never come that line says than anythinglse Chef Jeff says although he makes a lot of valuable points Many of my students want things. Of his life behind bars The street life had been the only one he'd The Bubble Economy: Is Sustainable Growth Possible? ever known andven incarcerated he was too hardheaded to realize that no good would come of it That is until he was assigned to one of the least desirable prison jobs washing dishes That job helped turn his whole life around It gave him access to the prison kitchen and he became fascinated watching his fellow prisoners cook for the thousands of other inmates and prison officials Henderson learned to cook in prison Not cocaine but food And his dream was born Once outside he would become a chef It was a tough seemingly impossible journey for an x con Few chefs would give him the oppo. .