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This encore screening of
Farang: The Story of Chef Andy Ricker,
production, will benefit the upcoming documentary,
America's First Foodie: the Incredible Life
of James Beard.
“Farang,” is the Thai word for “white foreigner.” When
Andy Ricker opened his first Portland-based Thai restaurant, Pok Pok, it
was unlike any other in the United States. Today, he’s chef and owner of seven
restaurants nationwide, with a massive cult following.
Andy’s relentless, 25-year-old obsession with a country, its culture, and food
practices-an obsession that’s bridged the gap between regional Thai cuisine and
America’s First Foodie
is a feature-length documentary chronicling the life of
James Beard. Beard, dubbed by The New York Times as the “Dean of American
Cookery,” spoke and wrote frequently of the importance of localism and
sustainability, long before today’s farm-to-table movement became fashionable.
A cookbook author, journalist, television host and teacher, Beard was
a “celebrity-chef” before that was even a term.
Beard Awards are now considered to be the Academy Awards of the food world.
However, although his name is synonymous with excellence, many people know
little about the man behind the medal.
aims to change this.
America’s First Foodie Director Beth Federici will be present for a Q&A after the screening.