“You Can’t Go Home Again,” the conflicted Thomas Wolfe entitled his final novel. Thank goodness brothers Chris and Andrew Ikeda paid no attention. The Minnesota-born chef duo, CIA graduates, earned their culinary chops in the fantasy climes of Hawaii, while Chris cooked for the likes of Steve Jobs and Christina Aguilera, and California, where Andrew donned his whites at Robert Mondavi Winery.
Carla Waldemar is an award-winning food/travel/arts writer who co-edited the former Twin Cities Reader, then served as food editor for Better Homes and Gardens and senior editor of Cuisine magazines. She edits the annual Zagat Survey of Twin Cities restaurants and contributes food and travel articles to local and national publications.