Pok Pok's Andy Ricker and JJ Goode

Pok Pok's Andy Ricker and JJ Goode

November 13: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Andy Ricker was traveling in Thailand when he fell in love with the country's rich food culture. Realizing it went far beyond the curries and noodles most American know as their only "Thai food," Ricker decided to bring his love of these dishes home with him, and in 2005 he founded Pok Pok in Portland, Oregon.

Since then, Pok Pok has received rave reviews and gained a devoted following who flock there to experience exclusive dishes made in no other American restaurants. Ricker shares his story and seventy of his most acclaimed recipes in Pok Pok: Food and Stories from The Streets, Homes and Roadside Restaurants of Thailand. Here you'll find recipes for Khao Soi Kai (Northern Thai curry noodle soup with chicken), Som Tam Thai (Central Thai–style papaya salad) and Pok Pok’s now-classic (and obsessed-over) Fish-Sauce Wings. Also included are Ricker's stories of his journey through Thailand and his quest to bring his love of traditional Thai cuisine to a wider audience--all beautifully illustrated throughout. Food writer JJ Goode lends his expertise to this gorgeous volume.

Joining Andy and JJ for the evening is former New York Times food writer Peter Meehan who co-wrote David Chang’s wildly successful Momofuku cookbook.

Buy a copy of the featured event book or a $15 Strand gift card at the main floor registers or at the door in order to attend this event. All options admit one person. The event will be located in the Strand's 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.