Andy Ricker

How Scary Good Palm Sugar Made Andy Ricker Plant The Pok Pok Flag In Los Angeles

The story behind his two Chinatown openings
Dec 1, 2014 11:00 am

Inexpensive real estate, a booming restaurant scene and the ability to source incredible Thai ingredients all had a influence on why Andy Ricker decided to open two Pok Pok locations in Los Angeles, a city not light on Southeast Asian restaurants. Tien Nguyen has the story.  

Pat LaFrieda And Andy Ricker Are Offering Free Online Cooking Classes

Skillshare's new series titled 'Think Like a Chef'
Nov 26, 2014 4:00 pm

Have you ever wanted to take a cooking class taught by a big name chef? Better yet, what if this class were free of charge? Turns out that this dream can quickly become a reality with just a computer. Newly available on Skillshare — an online learning community where the world’s best experts teach real world skills across a number of professions — is a series titled “Think Like a Chef” that explores culinary creativity.

A Native Daughter Returns To Nashville, With Noodle Soup On The Mind

At Otaku South, excitement! Ramen!
Sep 17, 2014 10:30 am

Partnering with her husband Brad, Sarah Gavigan has opened a pop-up culinary space and  “occasional ramen shop” — Otaku South — in Nashville and it's changing the way people think about Japanese food there.

10 Chef-Endorsed Products That You Will Actually Want To Use

Top chefs help you improve your kitchen moves
Mar 10, 2014 9:00 am

The world’s top chefs are taking on the checkout aisle. The newest wave of chef-helmed products uses hyper-local ingredients and authentic recipes straight from their illustrious kitchens. If you’re wondering how to make a Michelin-starred bloody mary, or what top pitmasters use to tenderize their meat, you’re in luck. Here are 10 boldfaced goods that redefine the supermarket sweep. Taste the revolution.

Meet J.J. Goode, The Erik Spoelstra Of Cookbook Collaborators

He’s worked with the food world’s biggest names
Nov 13, 2013 12:45 pm

Meet New Jersey-based journalist named J.J. Goode, who has collaborated with big names in the food world like Zak Pellaccio, Adam Perry Lang and Morimoto. He's just released a book with Thai chef Andy Ricker, which is one of our favorites of the fall.


Andy Ricker On The Absurdity Of Authenticity

Defining the authentic meaning of an oft-used word
Nov 6, 2013 10:00 am

Andy Ricker is the guy behind a mini dynasty of restaurants and lounges that basically recreate the food of Thailand to their most-authentic, blazing extremes. On the heels a stellar press run that helped skyrocket the book to the top of the Amazon cookbook rankings, Ricker sends us this essay on the meaning of authentic. Read on.

Brooklyn: 3 Food Events You Should Not Sleep On This Week

New Yorkers, your week is pretty much planned now
Aug 12, 2013 2:00 pm

Events in Brooklyn this week will feature the cooking of an acclaimed Boston chef, honor the first exhibit of the Museum of Food and Drink and mark Red Hook's Hometown BBQ restaurant opening. More information, after the jump.

6 Spring Food And Drink Events In Los Angeles

Guest chefs gone wild. Plus, Le Fooding heads West
Mar 21, 2013 4:03 pm

We’re written extensively about our love for the restaurant scene in Los Angeles, with lines and lines about the great ethnic enclaves, late night dining and an emerging downtown scene that doesn’t seem to be letting up. Writing this from our Midtown Manhattan office, with our awesome weather and quirky neighbors, it sort of makes us want to move to Los Angeles like last January. We’re also quite jealous about these upcoming food events, which you should totally check-out and maybe cash in some airline miles to attend.


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