cover image Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix

Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix

Jacqueline Briggs Martin and June Jo Lee, illus. by Man One. Readers to Eaters (PGW, dist.), $18.95 (32p) ISBN 978-0-9836615-9-7

With crackling energy and dramatic flair, Martin (Alice Waters and the Trip to Delicious) and newcomer Lee pay tribute to Roy Choi, whose cooking melds the Korean flavors he grew up with those of his California home—“Los Angeles on a plate.” In clipped verse that draws on the rhythms of hip hop, the authors follow Choi from the launch of his Kogi food trucks to his efforts to “feed good food, create worthy jobs, and bring smiles” to “hungry” parts of the city. Man One’s layered, graffiti-style artwork mimics the narrative’s energy and Choi’s commitment to “cooking for everyone.” Ages 5–12. (June)