Andy Ricker Pok Pok Noodles Event Ticket + Book
$40 per person
When it comes to enjoying food, cooking and eating are just the beginning. Our Special Events expose you to the legends, thought-leaders, and other culinary talents whose work will help you foster a deeper appreciation for food and food culture.
About This Class
Like many tourists, Andy Ricker was thrilled and confused by the variety of food options when he began visiting Thailand in the mid-1980s. And, like so many other travelers, he took comfort in noodles – one of the most ubiquitous, diverse, and well-loved street foods.
You may know Andy from his beloved Pok Pok restaurant in Portland. He is also a prolific author, and Pok Pok Noodles is his third book. Join Andy as he talks about his love for Thai culture and cuisine, and what drew him to noodles specifically. He will demonstrate his recipe for Khanon Jiin Naan Phrik, which you’ll also get to taste while you are here!
Singha beer will be served and Andy will be on hand to sign books after his demo.
The average duration of our cooking classes is 4 hours, and they are broken down into three segments: Introductory lecture or demo, hands-on cooking, and eating.
The class will begin with a short discussion or demo from your instructor. After, you can expect to work either on a team or individually to prepare the class menu. As a group, your class will prepare the selected menu in its entirety. In most classes, not every student will make every dish.
Learning happens throughout the class, and your instructor will often call out key techniques as they happen in each recipe.
Most classes conclude by sitting down as a group to eat what you’ve prepared, followed by a discussion of each recipe. You will leave with a copy of the recipe packet and a working knowledge of every dish that was made so you can recreate them at home.
Doors open 15 minutes before the class start time.
You do not need to bring anything with you to class, unless otherwise noted in the class description. The kitchens at SFCS are fully equipped and aprons, recipes, equipment, food and wine are all provided for you.
In most classes, you will be sitting down to eat a complete meal that you have prepared along with your classmates. Since this typically occurs towards the end of the class period, an appetizer or small plate is usually prepared early on in class. However, you’re welcome to additionally have a snack before you arrive or bring one with you.
Please note, for our Baking & Pastry classes, a light meal will be provided for you.
We suggest wearing casual clothing you can easily move around in, and highly recommend wearing comfortable closed-toe shoes. Long hair should be pulled back.
Andy Ricker worked in restaurants, factories, shops, and construction sites all over the world before opening his first restaurant, Pok Pok, in Portland, OR in 2005. He is also the founder of Som beverage company, and a two time James Beard Award winner. Ricker splits his time between Chaing Mai and Portland. Along with JJ Goode, Ricker is also the author of Pok Pok: Food and Stories from the Streets, Homes and Roadside Restaurants of Thailand and Pok Pok The Drinking Food of Thailand: A Cookbook.n.