Acclaimed Mediocrity: On Pok Pok and Ricker

Acclaimed Mediocrity: On Pok Pok and Ricker

In recent months, I've made Pok Pok and its chef Andy Ricker the target of much of my public antagonizing. The statements themselves are half-joking, but the sentiment is real. A friend recently asked me to explain why I dislike Ricker and Pok Pok so much. Was it an issue of "authenticity"? The fact that he is White? The food itself? As with all things, it's an intersection. I try to explain below:

A New Site and a Look Back

A New Site and a Look Back

I started Eat Kune Do about five years ago. Back then, it was just an attempt to start a food blog and just write my thoughts on food, cooking, and dining. Since then, it has become a much bigger project: a regular experimental pop-up dinner series and supper club, designed to stretch my culinary creativity and skill while connecting awesome people. As such, I've redesigned the site!

Now let's take a look back before we move forward.