Henderson has not had an easy life. A former drug dealer, 10 years in prison turned his life around. He learned to cook in the prison kitchen and went on to be the first African-American executive chef at the Bellagio in Las Vegas with no formal training. His Chef Jeff Project mentors at-risk individuals. He's written several books, including his memoir, Cooked, and the inspirational If You Can See It, You Can Be It.
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February 16th is Almond Day! Because tree nut allergies are fairly common, you may have someone in your family who is allergic to nuts. There are a few ways you can customize your family cookbook to be safe for those folks.
- Only include recipes that are safe for those family members.
- Make nuts an optional ingredients, listed in the recipe notes.
- Separate any recipes containing nuts in a chapter by themselves.
- Include a special notation in the recipe heading ("Contains Nuts").
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