Owen’s Spicy Hot Chocolate

Although it is one recipe that never involves the Chef himself, Owen’s favorite hot chocolate plays a singular role in the story, cropping up at key moments to warm and soothe him as he struggles to deal with some of the more painful conundrums of his young life. Here is our take on the recipe, and the meaning behind the recipe … and you get to meet Chef’s daughter Kelsey, too!


The Story Behind the Story: Trailer Version

On Sunday, July 23, 2017, John David Mann sat down with his coauthor Chef Charles Carroll at his home outside Houston, Texas, to talk about how they met and take you behind the scenes of the writing of The Recipe. This brief (4½ min.) “trailer” version provides a few highlights. (The full 53-minute version will be coming shortly.)


More Coming Soon!

Over the 2017 holiday season, we’ll be unveiling a set of video cooking demos of Chef Carroll demonstrating some of the dishes in the book, as well as a full-length version of our “Story Behind the Story” interview between the two coauthors (excerpt featured above). Leave your name and email address if you want us to notify you as each new video is completed and put up on this site for viewing!