For Andy Ricker, Everything Started With Biscuits

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He's serious. Photo: Harel Rintzler/Patrick McMullan

"My mom had a very dog-eared copy, which was the first cookbook I attempted a recipe from (biscuits, I think). It taught me to read a recipe all the way through before starting." The Pok Pok chef and owner says the time-tested Joy of Cooking was his gateway book. [BA, Related]