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About the author:
John Saxton, Owner and Executive Chef of Urban Culinary Cuisine Cafe, was a Chef's Apprentice, learning from Chefs from around the world, at Windows On The World on the 107th Floor of the World Trade Center in New York City. He was asked by Barbara Smith to assist her in developing her first restaurant, "B. Smith's", which was located on 8th Avenue in NYC. His cafe and his recipes are one of the restaurants featured in "The Southern Foodie: 100 Places To Eat in the South Before You Die" by Food Blogger and Author Chris Chamberlain.

"Chef", as he is called by the locals, has the unique distinction of being a Professional Chef who has a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Health Science and a certificate to teach as well. Chef received additional education in Holistic Health and Nutrition from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, is also credentialed as a Sports Nutrition Specialist by the American Academy of Sports Dietitians and Nutritionists, is a partner with the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion and partnered with the American Heart Association.

His distinctive urban flair on southern cuisine, giving it a healthy urban twist, has earned him local and national awards. In addition, his three children, who grew up eating his healthy southern cuisine, are NCAA-college athletes with a passion for distance running, hurdles and an all around healthy lifestyle.

Chef John Saxton has closed his cafe and is now providing his services to a much broader base. His services consist of developing custom meal plans for his clients who are professional athletes, demonstrations of healthy cooking techniques, coaching clients on health and proper nutrition and conducting Health & Wellness lectures and workshops on Sensual Foods to a worldwide audience. Learn more at

Urban Cuisine

Healthy Southern Cuisine with a Distinctive Urban Flair

Authored by Chef John Saxton
Authored with Rose M. Short-Saxton
Edited by Rose M. Short-Saxton

Get ready for some lip smacking, healthy southern cuisine from what Author Chris Chamberlain says is one of the "100 Places To Eat in the South Before You Die".

Nationally recognized by the U.S. Commerce Association, and an award-winning chef on the local scene, Chef John Saxton's Urban Culinary Cuisine Cafe was the Tampa hotspot for healthy, mouthwatering, southern cuisine. As Dianna King, retired Cultural Health Director - American Heart Association, says in her foreword, "Chef John's expertise in preparing traditional soul food but in a more healthful way has helped to demonstrate that making healthy lifestyle choices can be easy when the food tastes so delicious."

To encourage southern food fanatics to take responsibility for their health, Chef John Saxton has written a book explaining how to prepare those healthy southern dishes that were his most ordered and his customers' favorites. It's loaded with healthy cooking techniques and has nutritional information associated with each recipe. He's included his personally developed, closely held recipes for such favorites as Urban Fried Catfish, Cheese and Macaroni, Juicy Grilled Chicken Breast, Caribbean Chicken with a Honey Pineapple Sauce, Cajun Spicy Chicken Breast and Grilled Salmon with a Fresh Mango Sauce, just to name a few. Chef's unique transformation of southern cuisine to deliciously healthy southern cuisine has caused the locals to coin it "The New Soul Food".

Irresistible full-color photographs and tips on how to please your taste buds will give readers a glimpse into Chef's infectious passion for food and playful need to engage all the senses for a truly memorable dining experience. As author Chris Chamberlain said, Urban Cuisine is "a great read as well as an essential resource for anyone who wants to create delicious healthy Southern food in their own kitchen."

Publication Date:
0991132114 / 9780991132119
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Full Color
Related Categories:
Cooking / Regional & Ethnic / American / Southern States

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