Hear Akasha Richmond's fascinating culinary journey from cooking at The Golden Temple with Yogi Bhajan and moving on to cook for Michael Jackson for 14 years before opening Akasha Restaurant. Damian Paul, a member of The Source Family and former manager of The Source Restaurant, discusses the food and the scene at the iconic 1960's organic restaurant on Sunset Boulevard. Jonathan Gold shares his experience eating with three Michelin-starred chefs from Hong Kong in the San Gabriel Valley. Bon Appetit's Adam Rapoport offers alternatives to the all-beef burger and chef Andy Ricker talks about the regional variations of lab, a signature dish in Thailand. Plus, Roxana Jullapat defines cream pie, silk pie and chiffon pie. At the market, Laura Avery talks to Alex Weiser about melons and Terranea's Michael Fiorelli shares a recipe for stone fruit and burrata salad with arugula pesto.
The Source Restaurant; Cooking for Michael Jackson; Burgers
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Akasha Richmond's Culinary Journey, from Yogi Bhajan to Michael Jackson
Akasha Richmond is the chef and owner of Akasha Restaurant in Culver City. Her unique culinary journey began with a job at the Golden Temple where she learned to cook from...
Silk Pies, Cream Pies and Chiffon Pies: What's the Difference?
Roxana Jullapat is the pastry chef and co-owner of Cooks County restaurant on Beverly Boulevard. Her favorite type of pie is a cream pie. She explains the differences...
Revisiting The Source Restaurant
Damian Paul was the manager at The Source, an organic and natural foods restaurant on Sunset Boulevard that opened in the late 1960's. Owned by the enigmatic Jim Baker, The...
Judging Greatness with Sweet and Sour Pork
Pulitzer Prize-winning LA Times writer Jonathan Gold recently took three Michelin-starred chefs from Hong Kong out to eat in the San Gabriel Valley. He took them to Sea...
Five Alternatives to Beef Burgers
Adam Rapoport is the editor of Bon Appétit magazine which recently published The Grilling Book : The Definitive Guide from Bon Appetit. He offers suggestions for burgers...
Andy Ricker of Pok Pok Explains Thai Laab
Andy Ricker is the chef and owner of the Pok Pok restaurant group in Portland and New York. He has a special fondness for laab, often described as "larb" on American...