Asha Gomez

Asha Gomez

Asha Gomez is the author of the cookbook, My Two Souths, with Running Press (Perseus Books) which launched in 2016. Throughout her career, Asha has used food as a platform to connect people across countries and cultures, and has seen firsthand how food and nutrition can enhance the lives of those facing poverty.She is most passionate about her advocacy and policy work in reducing global food insecurity as a global chef ambassador for CARE and her work with the United Nations, and the James Beard Foundation. She is a sought after speaker nationally and internationally as a panelist, presenter, and moderator—including most recently with the United Nations' Global Nutrition Summit and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She was also featured in David Chang’s Netflix series, Ugly Delicious. In 2012, Asha opened Cardamom Hill Restaurant in Atlanta, a finer dining venture focused on one region of India, which was named one of Bon Appetit’s 50 Best New Restaurants and one of Southern Living’s Five Best New Restaurants of the South. Asha has been profiled by the Wall Street Journal, Conde-Nast Traveler, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and her recipes have appeared in issues of Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, Country Living, Southern Living, and Garden & Gun. She founded and runs The Third Space, a culinary studio and multi-functional event space in Atlanta, GA, where she regularly hosts intimate dinners for guests and focuses on corporate team building through food experiences. Asha is working on her second cookbook featuring global cuisine; her favorite endeavor is raising her 13 year-old son Ethan to be a world changer. (Atlanta, GA)