(Cooked From the Streets to the Stove from Cocaine to Foie Gras) [PDF READ] Ø Jeff Henderson
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 beware I wrote a review for this book for my job so I ll keep this short It s an engaging uick read that seems to be the real deal as oppossed to all those fake memoirs that have been exposed 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 Essentially Have A "it is to have a recipe in the book but the fried chicken recipe looks good I m gonna try it Honestly this book was ridiculous He states that he got a GED in prison but shows himself graduating high school earlier in the book So how much of this book is even true Too much language and hard to follow with all the slang Wanted to like it ended 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 in federal prison and upon his release he put 100% of his efforts into educating himself gaining experience 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 experiences are completely foreign and I had a difficu I liked this book because it is showing that in life ou are going to make mistakes In this book that is 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 Bella Sara Illustrated Novel years but after his time he became a different man and took his talents to the stove and never looked back Ifou 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 supply enough 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 et 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 his overcoming a street mentality It s hard to get 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 explosive was or less bland I expect Henderson cooks better than he write. Rtunity to cook in their restaurants And once hired he endured 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 eventually reached the top of his profession becoming executive chef at Caf Bellagio in Las Vegas pAlive with the 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 most extraordinary rig. ,
the normal reasons it was easy to get through not because it was a page turner or anormal reasons it was easy to get through not because it was a page turner or a great book but rather it was a very simple plain english down to earth account of jeff henderson s life as a crack dealer in southern california his subseuent fall and jail stint and his 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. Of his life behind bars The street life had been the only one he'd ever known and even 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 ex con Few chefs would give him the oppo. 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 Thecrack dealer in the s a poor Southern Californian family to his outrageous success as a big time crack dealer in the 80 s his transformation during the 10 CORRIDA REGARDS 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 extremely 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 Ifou want to know what went on in Federal prisons in the 90 s Nevermind Take it from me ou don tHenderson is not a writer nor is his reading of his book technically excellent 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 educated himself through reading and taking classes to improve himself to eventually 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 ou strongly dislike profanity this is not a book for Hind Yatra / ہند یاترا 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 riskouth or with adjudicated Organize for Complexity youth talk a lot about choices and change but we never really show them how all encompassing this change will have to be because it is not just about habits or lifestyle It is also about culture and about leaving behind everythingou know for something Hind Yatra / ہند یاترا you don t know The changes theseoung people need to make permeate everything 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 of his book comes near the end when he says it took him almost 18 ears to get it right and to makes the transition completeIn this day and age when we watch shows about re buildin. Jeff Henderson was just another inner city black kid Born Into A World Of Poverty And Limited Options Where into a world of poverty and limited options where 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 ears later he was indicted on federal drug trafficking charges and sentenced to almost twenty ears in prison Before he knew what had hit him he was looking at spending most.