New York: Food – Dirt Candy. Amanda Cohen is the chef and owner of Dirt Candy, the award-winning vegetable restaurant on the Lower East Side. It was the first vegetable-focused restaurant in the city and the leader of the vegetable-forward movement, and became the first vegetarian restaurant in 17 years to receive two stars from the New York Times, was recognized by the Michelin Guide five years in a row, and won awards from Gourmet Magazine, the Village Voice, and many others.
Above. Zucchini Pancakes with Squash Blossom Butter.
Dirt Candy’s chef and owner – Amanda Cohen
Amanda was the first vegetarian chef to compete on Iron Chef America and her comic book cookbook, Dirt Candy: A Cookbook, is the first graphic novel cookbook to be published in North America.
Prosecco, Cucumber, Cilantro
Corn French Toast
corn cob jelly, corn butter and bourbon maple syrup
waffle with two fried eggs, a layer of melted cheddar and roasted tomatoes
Vegetable Ice Cream
Goat Cheese Ice Cream, Walnut Cake Croutons, Maraschino
Dirt Candy’s new location on the Lower East Side was the first restaurant in the city to eliminate tipping and share profits with its employees.