Chef Petty Baking Demo at Surfas Culver City

Posted on Sat May 04, 2013

Chef Petty will be doing a Baking Demo on Breakfast Breads at Surfas Culver City on Saturday May 4th from 11am to 1pm. Free and Delicious!

Meanwhile Back at Cafe Du Monde w/Chef Richard Petty

Posted on Fri Mar 08, 2013

At SOUTH SANTA MONICA RESTAURANT & BAR MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2013Doors Open at 6:00 PM, SHOW at 7:15 PMPRODUCED BYPEGGY SWEENEY-MCDONALD – SUPERSTAR EVENTS-LAFeaturing:Stassi Schroeder | Chef Richard Petty| Michael LyleChef Jamal Gillespie | Stephen DomingueLisa Annitti | Peggy Sweeney-McDonald& Emcee, Adam Milstein South Santa Monica, 3001 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90403$25 includes Show, Dessert & Coffee, Tax & GratuityCash Bar & Full Menu Available F...

Chef Barbie Flores on Let's Do Lunch with Chef Richard Petty January 12, 2013

Posted on Thu Jan 10, 2013

 Chef Barbie Flores is a Le Cordon Bleu Educated Private Chef, Food Editor for Beauty Come Forth and Chef Instructor - for Cooking Matters, LAFrom Chef Barbie's Biography:I'm passionate about family and food. Food is a connector! I love bringing people together with my work. The process of creating something delicious is exhilaratiing for me. I'm a bit of an adrenalyne junkie, so hard work, fast and furious, you might say, does not bother me!My work reflects my views on giving t...

Let's Do Lunch with Chef Richard Petty Radio Show on LA Talk Live Launches January 5th 10am - 11am PST

Posted on Fri Jan 04, 2013

The “Let’s Do Lunch with Chef Richard Petty” radio show launches on LA Talk Live on January 5th, 2013 from 10am to 11am PST.  The first show will featureTop Chef Mahon, from Bastide and the much acclaimed Burger Parlor and Early Bird and Sasha King sugar expert.

Holiday Open House/Mixer @CollabSpace - Costa Mesa, CA

Posted on Thu Nov 15, 2012

CollabSpace - the Orange County Coworking space for creatives/start ups/free lancers will feature Chef Richard Petty at their Holiday Mixer December 13, 2012

Lulu Author Discusses His Successful Marketing Tips

Posted on Wed May 30, 2012

May 15, 2012Comments (2)Lulu Author Discusses His Successful Marketing TipsIn Author Success Stories, Marketing Tips—Tagged: beyond soul food, cookbooks, Eric Hoffer First Horizon Award, Marketing Tips, richard petty, Self-PublishingThe Lulu community forums are a place for authors to ask questions, share experiences, and meet people with similar interests. Occasionally, a community forum member has expertise in a specific area or an author shares a success story that piques our interest. ...

The New Year

Posted on Thu Jan 05, 2012

Happy New Year everyone, I hope you all had a blessed holiday season. Well we are starting the new year off with a bang as we were called back to appear on the Michael Colyar Radio Show on www.LaTalkLive.com and we are now a Amazon Best Seller Kindle Edition cookbook in two categories.I want to thank all of our readers and supporters for helping us reach this  level in the publishing world, we could not have achieved this without you.We still have a issue to solve this year with the cookboo...

Happy Holidays!!

Posted on Sun Oct 30, 2011

Having fun yet? The Holiday Season is Upon Us!

French Afro Asian Fusion

Posted on Sat Oct 15, 2011

I like to think that any cuisine can be paired with another. In culinary school I played with this idea regularly. Back then, I didn’t just want to cook your basic French or Italian cuisine. I was interested in the concept of taking food from my heritage and paring them with other heritages in particular Asian and French. As my career grew I had the opportunity to put some of ideas to the test. I discovered that in Japan they use a Japanese Yam and they use okra as well. This was a great discovery for me because with similarity of product I could marry flavors pretty easily. Throw in some French technique and there you have it, French Afro Asian fusion. When I was the Executive Chef at the Kawada Hotel, a Japanese boutique hotel in Los Angeles I had the opportunity to actually do something like this. The first dish I created was a Pepper Glazed Pork Chop with Japanese Yam Puree, Baby Bok Choy and Citrus Ponzu. My quest loved this and it received rave reviews. So I say to my readers you can think different when it comes to taking our heritage cuisine to the next level in a modern world. Soul Food is the past let’s create a cuisine for the twenty first century. Great Cooking!!

Why Beyond Soul Food?

Posted on Fri Oct 14, 2011

Before there was soul food, there was classically prepared African-American cuisine. Back in the mid to late 1800’s Booker T Washington opened the first culinary school for freed blacks and American Indians, and within the program students learned the fine art of entertaining and cooking. The students were cooking fine soups such as cream of shrimp soup and spinach salad with warm bacon dressing. They were roasting Guinea hens and other fowl. They managed a farm were some students studied agriculture. And there was a demand for these students since blacks dominated the kitchens of the day and some African-Americans became more middle to upper class, they ate better than they did in some cases than their fore-fathers, and this carried on into the 50’s, I mean, we had some great chefs come up during that time such as Edna Lewis, Leah Chase and Nathanial Burton. Our cuisine had many influences from French to African and Indian. Then in the sixties we became aware of our black pride and struggles of the civil rights era, that someone said soul brother, soul sister and soul food and in a sort of a rebellious fashion we selected the worst of food chain to be included, the offal cuts of pork and meats that was feed to us during slavery became popular, we over cooked everything, we added large amounts of sugar and sodium to certain foods. Now 50 years later we are paying the price with hyper tension, heart attack, diabetes, stroke and so on. As a professional chef I felt a need to take our fine heritage cuisine and bring it to the forefront in a modern format, with less sodium and sugar and bring back some of those great products that have long since forgotten like spoon bread and focus on cooking properly without over cooking, which destroys vital nutrients. So this is why Beyond Soul Food, as chefs and cooks we stress that it is vital that we choose a more health conscious view about our heritage cuisine for better health. That school, Booker T Washington started was Hampton Institute at Hampton Roads, Virginia. Great Cooking see you next time.

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  • Sat May 04, 2013 Chef Petty will be doing a Baking Demo on Breakfast Breads at Surfas Culver City on Saturday May 4th from 11am to 1pm. Free and Delicious!

  • Fri Mar 08, 2013 At SOUTH SANTA MONICA RESTAURANT & BAR MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2013Doors Open at 6:00 PM, SHOW at...

  • Thu Jan 10, 2013  Chef Barbie Flores is a Le Cordon Bleu Educated Private Chef, Food Editor for Beauty Come Fort...

  • Fri Jan 04, 2013 The “Let’s Do Lunch with Chef Richard Petty” radio show launches on LA Talk L...

  • Thu Nov 15, 2012 CollabSpace - the Orange County Coworking space for creatives/start ups/free lancers will feature Chef Richard Petty at their Holiday Mixer December 13, 2012