Interview with Janet Keeler
Many recognize Lazarus Lynch for his appearances on the Food Network and his booming social media footprint, but his real passion and legacy is shared through his food, his cookbooks, and his artistry.
For 21st-century chefs, a social media presence is practically as important as a good set of knives. With nearly 50,000 followers on Instagram,Lazarus Lynch is at the top of his game in the kitchen and online, being a two-time Food Network Chopped champion and host of Snapchat’s first cooking show, Chopped U, and the Food Network’s digital series, Comfort Nation.
His cookbook, Son of a Southern Chef, is part love letter to his late father and part celebration of soul, spirit and style. Laz’s smashing Instagram account illustrates his love of food and fashion; and the cookbook drips with the same colorful, modern vibe. In a conversation with The Zest’s contributor Janet Keeler, Laz gives the behind-the-scenes story of the cookbook’s recipes and over-the-top fashion photo shoots.
“One of the things I wanted to celebrate in the book is authenticity,”
– Lazarus Lynch, Chef, Author, Artist