JJ Johnson’s Journeys Bring Him Home

JJ Johnson’s Journeys Bring Him Home

At FieldTrip, the former Cecil chef nods to his travels and one of his grandmother’s specialties. Rice was one of the chef Joseph Johnson’s first loves and first heartbreaks. His earliest remembered taste of it was in his grandmother’s asopao, a Puerto Rican dish that...
J.J. Johnson Just Surprise-Opened His New Restaurant

J.J. Johnson Just Surprise-Opened His New Restaurant

After departing Harlem’s the Cecil and Minton’s, the James Beard–nominated chef J.J. Johnson was left without a professional kitchen to call his own. He nevertheless published a cookbook, Between Harlem and Heaven, and began actively laying the groundwork for his next...