Synopses & Reviews
A wildly inventive soul food bible from a two-time Chopped
winner and the host of Snapchat's first-ever cooking show.
Thousands of fans know Lazarus Lynch for his bold artistic sensibility, exciting take on soul food, and knockout fashion sense. Laz has always had Southern and Caribbean food on his mind and running through his veins; his mother is Guyanese, while his father was from Alabama and ran a popular soul food restaurant in Queens known for its Southern comfort favorites. He created "Son of a Southern Chef" on Instagram as a love letter to the family recipes and love of cooking he inherited.
In his debut cookbook, Laz offers up more than 100 recipe hits with new takes on classic dishes like Brown Butter Candy Yam Mash with Goat Cheese Brülée, Shrimp and Crazy Creamy Cheddar Grits, and Dulce de Leche Banana Pudding. Packed with splashy color photography that pops off the page, this cookbook blends fashion, food, and storytelling to get readers into the kitchen. It's a Southern cookbook like you've never seen before.
"Son of a Southern Chef overflows with expressions of self-love." The Washington Post
“Son of a Southern Chef is a visually stunning exploration of what soul food really is, which is food made with love and with loved ones. Lazarus' personality shines through delicious recipes and dynamic pictures.” Marcus Samuelsson, award-winning chef, restaurateur, and co-owner of Red Rooster Harlem
“Imagine if Prince wrote a cookbook while channeling the spirit of 7,000 West African, Caribbean, and Southern grandmothers with photography by David LaChapelle and art direction by Tyler the Creator. Enter Lazarus Lynch.” Bryant Terry, James Beard award-winning author of Afro-Vegan
“Lynch's first-ever book is truly one of 2019's most joyful food-related texts. The photos by Anisha Sisodia, the food styling, and Lynch's all-caps enthusiasm feels so fresh and needed.” Time Out New York
About the Author
Lazarus Lynch is an African-American entrepreneur, author, musician, multimedia host, and the face of Son of a Southern Chef. He is a two-time Chopped champion and the host of Snapchat's first-ever cooking show, Chopped U, and the Food Network digital series Comfort Nation. His website was a 2017 Saveur Blog Awards nominee. Lazarus has appeared on The Cooking Channel, BuzzFeed, Tastemade, NPR, and The Today Show. He lives in New York City, where he was raised.