Chef Pierre Thiam INTRODUCING FONIO at TED Global, 2017

Forget quinoa. Meet fonio, an ancient "miracle grain" native to Senegal that's versatile, nutritious and gluten-free. In this passionate talk, chef Pierre Thiam shares his obsession with the hardy crop and explains why he believes that its industrial-scale cultivation could transform societies in Africa.

Chef Pierre Thiam Interview at Harlem Eat Up! in New York City

Allmigrants Chef, restaurateur, and cookbook author, Pierre Thiam was raised in Dakar, Senegal, he owns Pierre Thiam Catering, which introduces a diverse, savvy New York clientele to contemporary interpretations of ethnic flavors; he also serves as consulting chef for a number of restaurants in the New York City and beyond.

A Short Film following Chef Pierre Thiam's Journey from Senegal to Brooklyn

This is a teaser for our short-film that follows the whirlwind journey of Pierre Thiam's life from his undercover love affair with food to becoming the respected Brooklyn chef he is today. Watch the full film at and learn more about the Pierre at

Making Lamb Shank Mafe on WBUR's Here & Now with Jeremy Hobson

Senegalese chef Pierre Thiam shares his recipe for Lamb Shank Mafé with Here & Now host Jeremy Hobson. You can try the dishes for yourself using his recipes: Thiam has just released a book of recipes called "Senegal: Modern Senegalese Recipes from the Source to the Bowl."

Making Mango Fonio Salad for African Restaurant Week

Chef Pierre Thiam joins the show to make an African influenced salad from scratch and to promote African Restaurant Week.

Chef Pierre Thiam on Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown

Bourdain explores West African culture, with guides Chef Pierre Thiam, Ofeibea Quist Arcton, and famed musician Youssou N'Dour.

From street food to fine dining in Lagos: Nok by Alara

An ambitious restaurant in Lagos is setting out to elevate Nigerian street food staples to fine dining, tapping into a growing hunger in the city for upscale West African food. Classic West African dishes, passed down from mother to daughter for generations and served today in busy streetside canteens, are revisited in "Nok By Alara" by Pierre Thiam, a Senegalese pioneer of African cuisine.

Chef Pierre Thiam as Spokesperson for IFAD's Recipes of Change Campaign

In this episode of Recipes for Change, New York chef and cook-book author, Pierre Tham, discovers how unpredictable weather is threatening Senegalese ingredients when he joins a local farmer to cook Poulet Yassa.

Potluck Video: What Is Senegalese Cuisine?

Senegalese cuisine is rich and flavorful, but doesn't get as much attention as it deserves. Chef and author Pierre Thiam is here to change that with a new book and a recipe for a perfect mango dish.


Chef Pierre Thiam on CNN Inside Africa

Senegalese-born Pierre Thiam is the Chef and owner of the Brooklyn based Le Grand Dakar Restaurant in New York City. He is also the author of the cookbook "Yolele! Recipes from the Heart of Senegal" The cookbook received the Jury Award at the Paris Gourmand World Cookbook Awards earlier this year.