No Man Is An Island: A Memoir Of Family And Haitian Cuisine by Tigeorges LaguerreNo Man Is An Island: A Memoir Of Family And Haitian Cuisine by Tigeorges Laguerre

No Man Is An Island: A Memoir Of Family And Haitian Cuisine

byTigeorges LaguerreAs told byJeremy RosenbergBy (artist)Chandler Wood

Paperback | January 22, 2016

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Shortlisted for the 2017 Gourmand International Cookbook PrizeLos Angeles Times Cookbook of the weekJean-Marie Monfort Hebert Georges Fils 'TiGeorges' Laguerre died at birth. But anyone who knows the gregarious, polylingual chef and restaurant owner realizes that it takes more than something like dying to keep this charismatic man down. Laguerre was revived, and in the decades since, has lived life to the fullest. His new memoir is a recipe for real talk and a hearty blend of food, family, and country. Laguerre spills secrets of his one-of-a-kind cuisine, talks about the life in Haiti, andshares his everyman's immigrant's journey from the Caribbean to New York, and then across the country to Los Angeles.
Born Jean-Marie Monfort Hebert Georges Fils TiGeorges" Laguerre,TiGeorges is the the proprietor of the legendary TiGeorges' Chicken in Los Angeles. Originally from Haiti, TiGeorges immigrated to Los Angeles via Brooklyn to bring all the culture and customs of his Caribbean legacy to new worlds. Jeremy Rosenberg is the Assistant Dean, ...
Title:No Man Is An Island: A Memoir Of Family And Haitian CuisineFormat:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.49 inPublished:January 22, 2016Publisher:Rare Bird BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1942600259

ISBN - 13:9781942600251

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Editorial Reviews

Los Angeles Times Cookbook of the weekThis isn't so much a cookbook as it is a memoir of a life spent cooking, from a chef whose life probably deserves not one, but a dozen memoirs... .TiGeorges restaurant is a cultural center as much as a place to eat, where the Haitian community gathers, where musicians play and where Laguerre continues to make astonishing roast chicken on the grill he built at the front of the place, a contraption that looks more like a medieval catapult than a normal rotisserie. TiGeorges the author has created a kind of cultural center with this book, dishing out his food and his life in equal, colorful measure... " - Amy Scattergood,Los Angeles Times"Laguerre dives into the stories and memories behind these traditional foods in his autobiography,No Man Is an Island, co-authored by Jeremy Rosenberg and released this month by Rare Bird Books. A stream-of-consciousness account that feels more like a conversation with the gregarious restaurant owner than a memoir, the book is filled with oral recipes, facts about his food and country, and insights into his life and struggles." - Sarah Bennett,LA Weekly "