Tila Time

If you’re reading this, I probably don’t need to tell you about Jet Tila’s awesomeness. Chances are, you already know he’s a rock star in the culinary world. What you may not know, is that the celebrity chef published a killer cookbook last year. The book, “101 Asian Dishes You Need to Cook Before You Die,” became a critical darling the moment it hit the shelves, and with good reason. It’s a deep yet approachable dive into the breadth of Asian food, one that touches on several national cuisines and a few non-traditional concepts.

A couple of weeks ago, I had the chance to talk to Chef Jet about the book, as well as his upcoming speaking gig at the Los Angeles Times’ Festival, held April 20-21 on the campus of USC. You can read about it over at Saute Magazine, who was gracious enough to allow me to contribute again. Please enjoy, and when you’re done, don’t forget to poke around the rest of their site.