Asha Gomez

Executive Chef & Cookbook Author

Spice to Table, My Two Souths

Asha's first cookbook: “My Two Souths”, with Running Press (Perseus Books) launched Fall of 2016 and received rave reviews, as well as a James Beard nomination for a media award in the American Cooking category. Currently, Asha is creating an online cooking class video series called Curry & Cornbread and a tea product line, Dyad Tea & Spice.


After launching her first restaurant, Cardamom Hill, in January 2012 in Atlanta, Asha Gomez quickly became one of the South's most noted chefs. The restaurant received praising reviews, and was named one of Bon Appetit’s 2012’s 50 Best New Restaurants, was on the 2013 James Beard Semi-Finalist List of 20 Best New Restaurants, and one of Southern Living’s 5 Best Restaurants in the South. Asha was also named one of the 2013/2014 Food & Wine Magazine Best New Chef - People’s Choice semi-finalists. The acclaim universally acknowledged Asha’s pioneering spirit for opening a finer dining venture that focuses on one region of India, a rarity in the U.S. Her Kerala fried chicken, Cardamom Hill’s signature, was voted by Fox Television Network as one of the ten best fried chicken dishes in the country and has received national and international acclaim. The success lead Asha to open a new culinary event studio called “The Third Space” in the summer of 2013, and in August 2014, she opened Spice to Table, a fast-casual Indian pattiserie that has already garnered national and local acclaim including Zagat's 12 hottest Brunch places in the US. In February 2015, Spice To Table was selected by Alan Richman as # 16 in GQ Magazine's yearly “25 best new restaurants in America award”.

Her first cookbook: “My Two Souths”, with Running Press (Perseus Books) launched Fall of 2016 and received rave reviews, as well as a James Beard nomination for a media award in the American Cooking category. Currently, Asha is creating an online cooking class video series called Curry & Cornbread and a tea product line, Dyad Tea & Spice. In her spare time she is passionate about her advocacy work as a CARE Global Ambassador as well as raising her 10 year-old son Ethan.

AWARDS:

  • 2013/2014 Food & Wine Magazine Best New Chef - People’s Choice Semi-Finalist
  • 2013 James Beard List of 20 Best New Restaurants Semi Finalist
  • 2017 James Beard Award Nominee for My Two Souths
  • 2017 The Gourmand Awards National Winner: BEST INDIAN CUISINE
  • 2017 Winner, Food 52's The Piglet Award

IN THE PRESS:

  • 2016 Atlanta Magazine: "Why Asha Gomez hates the word “fusion”'
  • 2014 Thrillist: "ATLANTA'S 11 BEST NEW RESTAURANTS OF 2014"
  • 2017 ARTS ATL: "With “My Two Souths,” Chef Asha Gomez Connects the Dots of Cultural Cuisines"
  • 2016 The Culture Trip: "The 10 Best Chefs In The Southeast Regions of America"
  • 2017 The New York Times: "A Chef’s Quest in India: Win Respect for Its Cooking"
  • 2013 Atlanta Eater: "Asha Gomez on Cardamom Hill's First Year, James Beard, and Indian Cuisine"
  • 2014 Georgia Organics: "CHEF SPOTLIGHT: ASHA GOMEZ OF SPICE TO TABLE"

Recipes from Asha Gomez


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