John Whalen III is the author of more than four cookbooks. Born and raised in both the culinary and also publishing industries, he founded Whalen Book Works in 2016 in order to publish a curated list of culinary and nonfiction titles. Prior to founding Whalen Book Works, Whalen started his career as a passionate and adventurous cook when he had the privilege of cooking under acclaimed executive chefs Derek Bissonnette and Jonathan Cartwright of the White Barn Inn in Kennebunkport, Maine. After mastering classic American cooking techniques, Whalen organized culinary tour of China, finding his passion for Sichuan cooking in Chongqing, China. Willing to travel to nearly anywhere in the world for exceptional food, Whalen now splits his time living in New York City and Chongqing.
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