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Nick Kokonas

Born: 1968 in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: None

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

Biography: 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.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction; Other

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Nick Kokonas on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

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

Tantor Media, [Old Saybrook, Conn.] : â„—2011.

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.