What Goin, Feniger, Milliken, Richmond, and Lucas Cooked for Share Our Strength Last Saturday
Goin, Feniger, Milliken, and Lucas

Do you ever wonder how those fantasy bundles that get auctioned off at food events turn out? You know, the ones that find great chefs cooking together at your home or a tour of noodle joints with L.A.’s favorite critic? We finally found out ourselves this past Saturday, as a friend (who wrote an awesome movie about love and drinking) gathered a group of gourmands to split one of the most alluring packages offered at Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation event in June.

The victorious bidding war welcomed the blindingly talented collaboration of five chefs to cook dinner in the winner’s home. This means that none other than Suzanne Goin, Susan Feniger, Mary Sue Milliken, Akasha Richmond, and Waylynn Lucas came together this weekend in our friend’s kitchen, to prepare a dinner party for about 20 or so soused Venetians. With great heart, humor, and dedication, the chefs each prepared a dish (The Two Hot Tamales were also on cocktail duty, even after teaching two Dia de los Muertos cooking classes in Downtown that day), keeping Share Our Strength’s noble mission in mind. Come see what the chefs cooked on Saturday in our slideshow.

Suzanne Goin, Mary Sue Milliken, Susan Feniger, and Waylynn Lucas. Not pictured: Akasha Richmond.
The super sustainable chef from Akasha made hors d’oeuvres like these Southeast Aisan shrimp skewers with raita and tiny fried chicken sliders on buttermilk biscuit buns.
Prepared beef heart anticucho as an appetizer.
Made her spinach varenyky with lemon marmelade from Street.
The Lucques chef prepared a perfect duck confit.
The Bazaar’s former pastry chef and current Fonuts owner.
Made a potted chocolate fondant with mint meringue puffs and also served her disolvable candy wrapper caramels.
What Goin, Feniger, Milliken, Richmond, and Lucas Cooked for Share Our Strength