About the Author
Unmi Abkin and Roger Taylor are the co-owners and chefs at the popular Easthampton, Massachusetts–based restaurant Coco & The Cellar Bar, which hosts over 30,000 visitors a year. With 40 years of kitchen experience between them, they’ve mastered freshness and clarity of flavor in their simple global recipes. Unmi Abkin, a semifinalist for the James Beard Award for Best Chef in the Northeast in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019, was born in Korea and raised in northern California by her Mexican-American family. She attended the California Culinary Academy and worked in Chez Panisse and Boulevard before opening Coco. Roger Taylor is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco.