Harvard-educated Jeremiah Tower began his culinary career in 1972 as chef of Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California. Jeremiah then owned other acclaimed restaurants in California and Asia. His cookbooks, including the 1986 JBF winner Jeremiah Tower's New American Classics, and 'one of the best 20 culinary memoirs ever,' California Dish, in 2003. Awards included the JBF 'Outstanding Chef in America' in 1996. Recent activities include the two-hour documentary 'The Last Magnificent' which premieres in 2016, a new edition of California Dish with Ecco Press, and Table Manners with Farrar, Strauss & Giroux - both to be published Fall 2016.