Today’s guest is JJ Johnson, chef, author and founder of Ingrained Hospitality here in New York City. Most recently JJ was the chef in residence at Chef’s Club and before that he was the chef at The Cecil and Minton’s in Harlem where he attracted international attention with a menu of Afro-Asian dishes. JJ is a James Beard Award nominated chef and has been featured in Forbes as part of their annual “30 under 30” list. This week, he and his mentor, the legendary restaurateur Alexander Smalls, released their first cookbook, “Between Harlem and Heaven” featuring recipes inspired by JJ’s travels through the African diaspora.

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