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Culinary game changers Chef JJ Johnson TEDxColumbiaSIPA

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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. In his talk, Chef JJ reinterprets the evolution of culinary history focusing on the forgotten West African influences on the food we eat in America and beyond. Chef Joseph JJ Johnson is Chef de Cuisine at The Cecil, an Afro-Asian-American brasserie in Harlem. Winner of Bravos Roccos Dinner Party and named one of Forbes 30 Under 30 in Food Drink, Chef JJ is inspired by the flavors of the African diaspora. About TEDx, x independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. Subject to certain rules and regulations

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