Part 2: The Classic Culinary Herb Garden with Chef Andrew Ticer
May 27 from 7-8 pm
Plan on joining us for a live virtual cooking demonstration as Chef Andy Ticer incorporates the go-to fresh herbs of The Classic Culinary Herb Garden into some of his famous dishes. Chef Andy is a beloved gem of Memphis, the Southeast, and the entire US. Participants will be vying for copies of Chef Andy’s cookbook Collards & Carbonara during the program.
Born and bred Memphians, Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman opened Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen in 2008 to feature innovative Italian cooking rooted in Southern tradition. The Chefs trained at Johnson and Wales University in Charleston, South Carolina, and the Italian Culinary Institute in Calabria, Italy.
Their second restaurant, Hog & Hominy, is a wood burning, neighborhood eatery and was named one of the top new restaurants by GQ Magazine, Southern Living, and Bon Appetit as well as a semi-finalist for Best New Restaurant from the James Beard Foundation, which also named the chefs semi-finalists for the Best Chef: Southeast award for three consecutive years during 2012-2014, and a finalist for the award in 2015, 2016, and 2017. On February 15, the Chefs were announced as semi-finalists for the 2018 James Beard Best Chef Southeast award, placing them in the running for seven consecutive years.
In 2013, they were awarded Food & Wine Magazine’s Best New Chefs Award and named in Starchefs.com’s 2014 Kentucky-Tennessee Rising Star Chefs. In his review of the restaurants in 2013, Pete Wells of the New York Times called the restaurants “A sibling rivalry worth diving into”. Early 2015 saw the opening of the chefs’ third space, a craft butcher shop and café, complete with classic pastries, coffee, espresso. Porcellino’s Craft Butcher received four stars from The Commercial Appeal and made the Bon Appetit list of Top 50 new restaurants for 2015. The chefs opened Josephine Estelle in the Ace Hotel New Orleans in March