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Chef Pierre Thiam to Release Fourth Cookbook Celebrating West African Cooking    

There is no bigger cheerleader for West African cuisine than chef Pierre Thiam, who is now about to release his fourth book on the topic. Entitled ‘Simply West African: Easy, Joyful Recipes for Every Kitchen,’ a main focus of the book is to demystify the cuisine and make it readily accessible for cooks across the world. It’s a collection of 80 recipes that shine a spotlight on West African ingredients like yams, okra, beans, leafy greens, lean meats, legumes, and more. Foodies can bring elevated-traditional dishes to their weeknight dinner tables like Chicken Yassa Tacos, Blackened Salmon with Moyo Sauce, and Root Vegetable Mafe. Feed a crowd with Akara Chickpea Fritters or roll up to the tailgate with Ndambe Nachos featuring black-eyed peas and butternut squash.