RICE

IS

CULTURE

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You can experience Chef JJ’s award-winning cuisine at his two NYC restaurants- Henry at Life Hotel, and (soon-to-launch) fast casual dining experience at Fieldtrip, Harlem.

GET A TASTE

You can experience Chef JJ’s award-winning cuisine at his two NYC restaurants- The Henry at Life Hotel, and (soon-to-launch) fast casual dining experience at Field Trip, Harlem.

Chef JJ Johnson is an award-winning chef and restaurant owner who focuses on Pan-African cuisine with a specialty for all things rice.

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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...

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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...

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