Barely old enough to drink legally, Henderson was clearing $35,000 per week as one of the most successful cocaine dealers in San Diego. But when he was 23, he was indicted on federal drug trafficking charges and sentenced to almost 20 years. Hardheaded, Henderson held firmly to his gritty street morals, until the day he was assigned to wash dishes in the prison kitchen. He immediately took an interest in food preparation and eventually determined that when he was released, he would become a chef, no matter what.
An extraordinary tale of crime, punishment, and redemption, Cooked is a glorious testament to the power of the human spirit when faced with seemingly impossible odds.
©2007 Jeff Henderson; (P)2007 Recorded Books LLC
"Cooked is alive with the visceral energy of street life, the sober reality of prison, and the drama and intensity of working in top restaurant kitchens. With extraordinary poise and clever insight, Jeff relates the astounding obstacles he overcame to be recognized as one of the best young chefs in America." (BlackNews.com)
Great Bio, Fun, Exiting, Inspiring, and shows how anyone can turn their life around. Specially in the restaurant industry. oh! and it showed me how cooking inside a prison must feel like!
This is very difficult to listen to. I can understand the emphasis on coming from the ghetto, but there is no need for the constant abusive language.
The personal honesty and pride is refreshing, but I would not recommend this.
A better read about someone pulling themselves up would be Humble Pie.
I just can't have that kind of foul language continuously in my ears. Why are so many books turning to this when there is a world of words just waiting to be enjoyed.
This was my first book from Audible and it was horrible. Maybe if the author had not been reading the book and a professional narrator read it, it might have been a little more engaging. I found it almost impossible to listen to and I couldn't finish the book. Don't bother.
My wife was inspired by one of his lecture, so I thought I would listen to his book. The author was very passionate about cooking. However the first part of the book he didn't show much remorse for what he did, it almost seemed like he was bragging.
Less thug talk more English language.
If the story was written better
Not scenes just changed how it was written
With all the f-bombs and raw language the author can off as uneducated. I stopped listening half way through. Me and my friend who are cooks still laugh about this book. Its a joke.
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