Susan Feniger is an American chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, and radio and TV personality. She is known for starring in the cooking show Too Hot Tamales on the Food Network and opening several influential restaurants in Los Angeles.
Nothing can slow down Susan Feniger. She’s been a pioneer in so many regards, from food television (Two Hot Tamales, anyone?) to food radio to being one of the few female chef/owners on the Strip in Las Vegas. She’s also had an enduring and endearing relationship with her business partner, Mary Sue Miliken, who she met on the line in Chicago in the ‘70s. The two recently opened their newest restaurant, Socalo, an all-day California eatery, in Santa Monica. On top of all of this, Susan is on the board of the Los Angeles LGBT Center, where she helped establish a ground-breaking culinary program. Stay tuned to learn why producer-cookbook author Lauren Deen thinks Pam Cannon of Ballantine Books is the Bombe.
Ep. 10 - Chef Susan Feniger (from Top Chef Masters) welcomed Zach & Chuck to her restaurant Street in Los Angeles, where they talked about her friendships w/ Ozomatli & Shaggy, her creative process, and how awesome it was to cook for Lady Gaga, Sting, Jethro Tull, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney.  She also admits to singing and dancing in the kitchen, and tells the story of how her and Mary Sue Milliken spent 9 hours firing a 26 naan tandoori oven, while burning incense and listening to Indian music (naturally). Her new cookbook Street Food is in stores now, and if you live in Los Angeles they're having a cookbook party on August 26th at Street from 5-10pm.  Get more details at 
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Los Angeles, California, United States of America
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1 hour, 28 minutes
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