This book was a true uick read although not for the normal reasons it was easy to get through not because it was a age turner or a really great book but rather it was a very simple The Cowboy and His Baby 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 wasretty amazing to think his eventual rise back up through the culinary world as a chef it was Secure Location pretty amazing to think aerson could have the drive to accomplish what he did after all he went through and this tipped the scales for me as i
WAS DECIDING 3 AND 4 deciding between 3 and 4 but is really a 35 star book weak on literary merit strong on story i m also very interested in the culinary world so that The Everyday Witch (Beatrice Bailey, probably biased me toward a 4 star rating rather than the 3 it might deserve buyer beware Jeff Henderson wrote an amazing book that had me rooting for him the whole time and cringing whenever he would make a bad decision in life Jeff starts writing about hisast and resent and what it took to become a chef at the same time and they This book is about a man name jeff henderson he was a big time drug dealer he carried around three thousand dollars in a louis vutton bag everydayShortly after he got busted he severed 6years in jailIn the rocess of him being in jail he had come from a Reign of Ash (The Chosen person who wash dishes to a cheifLong after he served his time he became a cheif at a five star resuantHe got married and had three chidrenThis book sends a lesson that you can change your lifeThis alson show. Jeff Henderson was just another inner city black kid born into a world ofoverty and limited options where crime seemed to rovide 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 years later he was indicted on federal drug trafficking charges and sentenced to almost twenty years in rison Before he knew what had hit him he was looking at spending most. .
REVIEW Cooked From the Streets to the Stove from Cocaine to Foie Gras.
S that just because you got money and cars and cloths it all can be taking away in a blink of a eyeThis book reminds me of eople in my neighborhoodThis book sends a importan message to young eopleI think this is a great book 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 this book in my job because I teach in rison 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 risonThose of use who work with at risk youth or with adjudicated 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 everything you know for something you don t know The changes these young eople need to make ermeate 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 Knowdon t know it means to have fun without drinking or toking So how did Chef Jeff do it I think that best art of his book comes near the end when he says it took him almost 18 years to get it right and to makes the transition completeIn this day and age when we watch shows about re building a house in 2 days and we think every success has to be overnight or it wi. 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 Spring Snow prison jobs washing dishes That job helped turn his whole life around It gave him access to therison kitchen and he became fascinated watching his fellow The Greatest Victory prisoners cook for the thousands of other inmates andrison officials Henderson learned to cook in rison 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. Ll never come that line says than anything else Chef Jeff says although he makes a lot of valuable oints Many of my students want things when they want them and they don t know how to work towards a goal one step at a time In fact when I told one of my students that I was reading this book and I would loan it to him but he had to wait a few days because I was reading it he asked me for three times that same day I was glad he was interested but I also wanted to tell him to stop asking me he could wait a few days and it wouldn t kill him in his mind if he didn t In his mind if he didn t it right away he might never get it I think I ll highlight that uote in the book and see if my student gets itHenderson s writing style is straight forward and honest It was an easy book to read because I felt as if I was sitting there talking to this guy and that makes a better book for my students They want to hear from somebody who speaks in
*A Way That They Can *way that they can and who isn t so far removed from them that they could never be like him Henderson s oint is that they could be removed from them that they could never be like him Henderson s oint is that they could be him if they work hard have At the Wolfs Table patience keep learning and open their mindsI amlanning to order a few copies of this book and use it in class I also A Family Scandal plan to talk to my students about time and how it s on their side This is chef Jeff Henderson s autobiography tracing his roots in aoor Southern Californian family to his outrageous success as a big time crack dealer in the 80 s to his transformation during the 10 years he spent in Feder. 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 Ruthless Game (GhostWalkers, profession becoming executive chef at Caf Bellagio in Las VegasAlive with the energy of the streets the sober reality of The Perfect Weapon prison and the visceral thrill of being inside the fastaced kitchens of great restaurants Cooked is an intense intimate tale of crime Psychic Protection punishment and redemption a deeplyoignant story of how the worst wrong can lead to the most extraordinary rig. .