Exciting news for home chefs: Chris Shepherd's cookbook that he co-authored with Kaitlyn Goalen, Cook Like a Local, is out today.
An advocate, not an appropriator, Shepherd tells the story of the city — and country — in which he lives. His food incorporates elements of all these cuisines, and his book asks diners to visit the restaurants that have inspired him, meeting, learning from, and cooking with the people who have taught him.
To celebrate, Shepherd got behind the wheel of his 2019 Lexus LC 500 to meet some of the local chefs that have influenced him.
Watch as he discusses Houston's diverse food scene and breaks bread at Saigon Pagolac with Jacklyn Pham, Surekha "Sue", Naresh and Ajay Patel (London Sizzler), Cindy Dang (Huynh), and Lawrence Allen (formerly of Asia Market).
Check out the new in-vehicle technology (Apply CarPlay integration and available WiFi hotspot) and sleek Takumi craftsmanship of the interior, not to mention the exclusive new paint colors.
Keep following along with Shepherd and Lexus as they prepare for Southern Smoke Festival, happening October 6.
Lexus is a proud partner of Chris Shepherd and the VIP sponsor and Official Vehicle of the upcoming Southern Smoke Festival.