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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Nick Kokonas  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction Other

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1968 in Chicago, Illinois

-- Nick Kokonas on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Nick is a life long Chicagoan, who currently lives in the Lincoln Park area of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Kokonas met Achatz shortly before retiring from a lucrative ten-year run as an independent derivatives trader; he was a customer—at Trio, the four-star Evanston restaurant and precursor to Alinea—who became a fan and ultimately a steakholder and writing partner to Grant Achatz.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Life, on the line :
ISBN: 9781452601274. OCLC Number: 701809847

Tantor Media,. .

Achatz, one of America's great chefs (Vogue), shares how his drive to cook immaculate food won him international renown--and fueled his miraculous triumph over tongue cancer. Life, on the Line is also a book about survival, about nurturing creativity, and about profound friendship.

Additional Title Information

  • Alinea (with Grant Achatz

    , Achatz, 2008

  • Life, on the Line: A Chef's Story of Chasing Greatness, Facing Death, and Redefining the Way We Eat (with Grant Achatz)

    , Gotham, 2011

    Speaking Engagements

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