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J. Kenji López-Alt

J. Kenji López-Alt is the managing culinary director of, author of the James Beard Award–nominated column The Food Lab, and a columnist for Cooking Light. He lives in San Mateo with his wife Adriana.


Books by J. Kenji López-Alt

  1. Book CoverThe Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science

    The New York Times bestselling winner of the 2016 James Beard Award for General Cooking and the IACP Cookbook of the Year Award.

    A grand tour of the science of cooking explored through popular American dishes, illustrated in full color.More