Book, Broadcast & Journalism Chef Q & A: Amanda Baumgarten


Amanda Baumgarten, Herringbone, La Jolla, CA


What’s your go-to guilty-pleasure food?
Chinese food delivery on Sunday nights. It was a Baumgarten family tradition when I was growing up, and to this day there is nothing better than mu shu pork and 60 Minutes on my night off.


What’s your favorite movie, and why?
Dr. Strangelove, because it’s amazing and always makes me laugh.


Describe the last great meal you ate.
The last great meal I ate was at Market in Del Mar. Carl Schroeder is an amazing chef. He has a respect for product that comes through in every dish.


What’s the dish you’re most proud of?
Halibut with farro, oyster mushrooms, Meyer lemon, and hazelnut vinaigrette.


What’s your favorite movie snack?
Movie theater popcorn with lots of butter and a regular Coke.


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