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Harlem EatUp! : Pierre Thiam

Pierre Thiam

Chef, restaurateur, and cookbook author Pierre Thiam was raised in Dakar, Senegal, a bustling and culturally diverse metropolis on the west coast of Africa. He opened two restaurants in Brooklyn, NY, Yolele and Le Grand Dakar, both visionary African bistros that became culinary and cultural centers for Africans from the continent and the diaspora. He is the author of Yolele!, the first Senegalese cookbook published in the English language, and Senegal: Modern Senegalese Recipes from the Source to the Bowl. Pierre currently resides in Brooklyn, NY with his wife and three children.