Chef Amanda Cohen, of New York City’s Dirt Candy, talks about the challenges of expanding her restaurant, and why it is more than just a “vegetarian” place.
Amanda Cohen, the owner of New York’s Dirt Candy, talks about her favorite Jewish food memories and how vegetables may just be the new bacon.
CSA boxes are always filled to the brim with delicious and colorful local and seasonal produce. But as someone who’s been given extra veggies from a friend and CSA member overrun with produce, I know it can be hard for the average at-home cook to think of new and exciting ways to use said produce.
Last week we sat down with the visionary vegetarian Chef Amanda Cohen of New York’s Dirt Candy, one of the city’s most acclaimed and forward thinking vegetarian restaurants. This week she discusses her vegetarian rebel philosophy, more Jewish food memories, and using humor in her restaurant.
The Jew and the Carrot recently caught up with Amanda Cohen, the visionary chef-owner of Dirt Candy – one New York’s most acclaimed vegetarian restaurants – who took on Chef Morimoto last month in a broccoli challenge on the Food Network’s “Iron Chef America.”