Andy Ricker

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.