This week on Food Talk with Michael Colameco, host Michael Colameco welcomes Michael Rogak, owner of JoMart Chocolates in Brooklyn, NY, and Andy Ricker, owner and executive chef at Pok Pok, in Oregon and New York. On the first segment, Michael explains the task and art of making chocolates from scratch, which he has been doing since 1946. Learn from the expert candy-maker himself on this episode! After the break, Andy Ricker joins the conversation to talk about finding an inspiration with thai food, how he received the opportunity to open Pok Pok, and his latest book, Pok Pok: Food and Stories from the Streets, Homes, and Roadside Restaurants of Thailand. Learn more from the award-winning chef that is making headlines with his signature dishes today! This program has been sponsored by Cento, King Arthur Flour, and Colavita.
"I have super dedicated people, who have been with my for years. It's family. And that includes my staff, and my customers, and I can't do anything without them." [21:00]
-- Michael Rogak on Food Talk with Michael Colameco
"There's so much opportunity here in New York. But getting yourself a solid crew together to open, it's crazy." [1:00:40]
-- Andy Ricker on Food Talk with Michael Colameco