Andy Ricker

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

At Otaku South, excitement! Ramen!
Sep 17, 2014 9:30 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 8:00 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 11:45 am

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 9:00 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 1:00 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 3:03 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.

Portland’s Biggest Restaurant Supporter Is Also Its Biggest Judge

Karen Brooks also serves as jury and executioner
Mar 12, 2013 1:01 pm
Karen Brooks Portland, Oregon

This just in: Being a restaurant critic is a difficult job, people. The weight gain. The terrible trends. Those wigs! Here, Karen Brooks weighs in from that culinary hotspot of Portland, Oregon on where to eat, why to buy her new book and how to spend 48 hours if that's all you got to eat and drink like a local.

Andy Ricker Spent Seven Weeks In Thailand To Master Jellied Pork Foot Curry

And to take his staff to the motherland
Feb 26, 2013 1:01 pm

Chefs love to travel — for inspiration, to experience the cuisines of other cultures or just to get away from the heat of their own kitchens. When they return, we hit them with some questions — where'd they stay, what'd they do and WHAT DID THEY EAT?! Pok Pok chef-owner writes in to tell us about his seven week trip to Thailand.


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