I am BEYOND thrilled that my friend Ludo Lefebvre will be featured on season 5 of Mind of a Chef (MOAC), one of my very favorite shows. If you love cooking, travel and the science of food, definitely plan to tune in or check out past episodes on the official site. MOAC is narrated by Anthony Bourdain, who stars in Parts Unknown another favorite show of mine.
I first met Ludo back in 2009 when he and his wife Krissy started the popup restaurant craze called LudoBites. Over the years, I’ve joined him in the kitchen, on the job and he’s even spent time in my home kitchen for family dinners. In fact, my entire family adores Ludo (and his wife Krissy). We shared many, many fun nights at various LudoBites and continue to support every venture.
Ludo’s restaurants in Los Angeles include Trois Familia, Petit Trois, Trois Mec and Ludo Bird. Perhaps you’ve seen Ludo on television? His TV stints include The Taste, Ludo Bites America, No Reservations, and more. Still not familiar with the incredibly talented and handsome French chef? Read his bio here.
Last weekend a group of us original LudoBites fans were invited to a reunion of sorts, to tape an episode for Mind of a Chef. We gathered at Ludo’s home and reminisced about the good old days, which included TASTING those memories as well. As we stood around Ludo’s gourmet kitchen, he cooked up old favorites from his LudoBites Cookbook. Look for the episode on the next season of Mind of a Chef.
Vadouvan is a French curry spice mix (Ludo makes his own). The first time I tried it was at LudoBites, so I was pleased to see him cooking with it for the reunion.
YES, yes, a thousand times yes! This is one of Ludo’s best creations (in my opinion). A salty-sweet perfect ending to a super fun day. Crème Fraîche Panna Cotta, Caramel and Caviar. The recipe is on page 301 of the LudoBites Cookbook.
Huge thanks to ZPZ and Mind of a Chef for such a magical day!
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