Best Vegetables for Omnivores - 2013
What Dirt Candy omits in animal protein, brilliant chef Amanda Cohen more than covers in liberal use of the deep fryer and a wild imagination. Seriously addictive jalapeño hush puppies, a silky cube of portobello mousse, and eggplant tiramisu with rosemary cotton candy are just a few of the things to keep a meat-eater's mind off animals at this tiny East Village kitchen. This is neither a health-food joint nor a hoity-toity tasting atelier. Rather, it's a stage for Cohen to wow diners of all dietary persuasions with her vegetable magic tricks. Plus, she has a graphic-novel cookbook in which she stars as the heroine.