Written by Chef Taria Camerino, Fearless Innovation: Atlanta's Food Story is a cookbook packed with tips and techniques that exemplify the diversity in the Atlanta food scene. The book showcases over 30 distinct chefs with 50 fresh, foolproof and flavorful food and drink recipes designed for professionals, home chefs and foodies alike.
Fearless Innovation is a 285-page book featuring 50 food and drink recipes created by some of Atlanta's most unpretentious and courageous chefs. Notable mentions include the 2020 James Beard Awards Semifinalists Maricela Vega, Aaron Phillips, Ron Hsu, Claudia Martinez, Steven Satterfield and Jiyeon Lee. Breathtaking imagery by local photographer Brittany Wages captures bold textures and bright colors making their dishes come to life.
More than a cookbook, Fearless Innovation tells the story of Atlanta's history to fight in pursuit of a thriving restaurant economy. The forward is written by historian and author, Karcheik Sims-Alvarado, Ph.D., which teaches readers how Atlanta's restaurants played a vital role in destroying Jim Crow laws. It tells the story of Atlanta's history and how its people, food and restaurant scene impacted the American civil rights movement to helped dismantle and overcome Jim Crow on the premise that all people, regardless of race, should be encouraged to simply share a seat at the table.