Chef Ford Fry’s restaurants JCT Kitchen, The Optimist, Beetlecat and Marcel have helped him soar to culinary stardom, renowned by honors from James Beard and Bon Appetit. But to be delicious and crowd pleasing, the humble restaurateur says food doesn’t need to be complicated.
When Atlanta-based restaurateur Ford Fry cooks at home, he’s looking for meals that are healthy, while not skimping on flavor. He uses the tastes of Southeast Asia to bring a lot of pop to the taste buds without added calories or fats.
Despite its tricky name, quinoa has become one of the world’s most popular foods. The star in dishes from high-end restaurants to family kitchen tables, the best part about this good grain may not lie in the vitamin count.