From cooking crack for drug operations around the country to cooking "food made with love” for celebrities like Jay-Z and Isaa Rae, chef Keith Corbin's (he/him) path to culinary stardom has been a winding one. His memoir, California Soul: An American Epic of Cooking and Survival has been praised as “a courageous book” by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi and “the kind of real-life story that—unless you come from the bricks—you never really hear” by chef Roy Choi. On September 7, 1A host Jenn White (she/her) will talk to Corbin about his journey to the helm of a successful restaurant, via Watts, with stops at some of California’s most notorious maximum security prisons. And you’ll get to taste some of Corbin’s signature California soul food, made famous at his celebrated Alta Adams restaurant. Join us for this soulful conversation.
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