This week on The Morning After, Amanda Cohen of dirtcandy is in the studio to speak with Jen Tullock and guest host Sari Kamin about vegetables! After graduating from the Natural Gourmet’s Chef Training Program, Amanda worked in many of New York City’s vegetarian restaurants. She was the Kitchen Manager of the late Other Foods, a chef’s teaching assistant at Angelica’s Kitchen then left vegetarian cooking behind to become a line cook at DinerBar, a neighborhood diner in Spanish Harlem where she became famous for her Buffalo Wings. After winning Time Out New York Reader’s Choice Award for “Best New Vegetarian Restaurant,” at Heirloom, Amanda opened dirtcandy in October of 2008. At dirtcandy, vegetables are more than dirt. It’s vegetables that have been transformed by plenty of sunshine and rain into something that’s full of flavor. Also find out about the SHARE benefit, a tasting event featuring New York City’s top women chefs. Lastly, the hosts play a fun game of KFM with of course, vegetables! This program has been sponsored by S. Wallace Edwards & Sons.
“At the restaurant, we show you a different way to eat vegetables. It’s the Wild West: we can do whatever we want.” [17:00]
— Amanda Cohen on The Morning After