Pierre Thiam

Pierre Thiam is a celebrated chef, restaurateur, award-winning cookbook author, and entrepreneur. He is the chef and owner of critically acclaimed Harlem-based restaurant Teranga, which serves fast-casual West African fare, and the co-founder of Yolélé, a purpose-driven food business that makes African ingredients available to US home cooks and restaurants. Pierre is the author of three cookbooks: Senegal: Modern Senegalese Recipes from the Source to the Bowl; Yolélé: Recipes from the Heart of Senegal; and The Fonio Cookbook: An Ancient Grain Rediscovered. This September 2023, Pierre releases his fourth book, Simply West African: Easy, Joyful Recipes for Every Kitchen. 

Pierre Thiam

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