Paris in a Pot is a “a memoir of a woman who lived her dream of creating a restaurant in Paris with no money or restaurant experience.” This companion website presents recipes for dishes I cooked and served during my tenure as “chef de cuisine” in one of the most savory places on the planet.
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I am the founder of Bojangles, a restaurant and music venue that thrived from 2000-2003 in the historic 9th arrondisement of Montmartre. It attracted worldwide media attention as “the happening spot in Paris… an atmosphere so welcoming, so inviting, so exciting, it’s no wonder people can’t stop talking about the place.”
Here is what some illustrious people say about my book:
Barbara Chase-Riboud, Internationally acclaimed artist, novelist and poet
“Parisian charm, Parisian chic, Parisian humor – a wonderful introduction to cooking in the gourmet capital of the world.”
Jessica B. Harris, Culinary historian, author of 12 cookbooks including
High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey from Africa to America
“Paris in a Pot is about living one’s dream. In Morgan’s case, it’s about making a way from no way and creating a restaurant that was iconic for Americans in Paris. Morgan’s telling is in equal measures witty, heartfelt, and poignant. It vividly brings to life the glories and difficulties of being a Black expatriate in the City of Light.”
Adrian Miller, Author of James Beard award-winning
Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time
“Paris in a Pot confirms what I’ve long suspected. Soulfood has an international passport! Sharon Morgan takes us on a wonderful and delicious journey with tales of the very American restaurant she ran as an expatriate in Paris. It’s comforting to know that good food can create community no matter where one is in the world.”
This is me singing my heart out at Bojangles…
My publishing career began with a children’s poetry book: My Daddy is a Cool Dude (Dial Press, 1975). I am co-author of the award-winning Gather at the Table: The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and a Son of the Slave Trade (Beacon Press, 2012) and Real Women Cook: Building Healthy Communities with Recipes that Stir the Soul (Binamu Media, 2015).
And, this is my partner — Bennie Luke — who regaled Bojangles patrons with his effervescence after a long and successful career as a stage and screen actor, most noted as “Jacob” in La Cage Aux Folles…
Together, we made history!