Born: 1968 in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: None Connection to Illinois: Nick is a life long Chicagoan, who currently lives in the Lincoln Park area of Chicago. Biography: Kokonas met Achatz shortly before retiring from a lucrative ten-year run as an independent derivatives trader; he was a customer—at Trio, the four-star Evanston restaurant and precursor to Alinea—who became a fan and ultimately a steakholder and writing partner to Grant Achatz.
|Life, on the line :
ISBN: 9781452601274 OCLC: 701809847 Tantor Media, [Old Saybrook, Conn.] : â„—2011. Achatz, one of America's great chefs (Vogue), shares how his drive to cook immaculate food won him international renown--and fueled his miraculous triumph over tongue cancer. Life, on the Line is also a book about survival, about nurturing creativity, and about profound friendship.