Amanda Freitag on SoBeWFF, Michael's Genuine, and New Show
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New Times: You participated in the Farm-to-Table lunch with Alex Guarnaschelli and Anita Lo. What did you think about the event overall?
Freitag: The event was quite a success! It was in such a gorgeous setting, and the crowd was so appreciative of the food.
What did you prepare?
I made exactly what I would want to eat for brunch after a weekend of indulgence: egg white & kale frittata, kale & farro salad, kale juice with apple & lime. It was rejuvenating.
Why this event? Is the farm-to-table movement important to you?
I've always cooked seasonally and try to source as local as possible. It's a huge concern, and I feel as a chef it is my responsibility to educate through food.
Did you get involved with any other events?
Yes, I cooked at the Soho Beach House on Saturday night.
Which events did you attend as a guest?
Burger Bash, Best of the Best, and the closing party. They all had quite a different vibe -- I loved Burger Bash and the closing party because I could have my toes in the sand while eating and drinking!
Did you get any strange festival gifts? We've heard of people going home with bulbs of garlic.
Not really. I got a crystal pineapple, but that makes sense, because it symbolizes hospitality.
How did you feel about the festival overall?
It was fantastic. It was my first time at SoBeWFF. I do the NY event every year. It's great to see all my industry friends chillin' in the sun.
Where did you eat while you were here?
I had a chance to eat at Michael's Genuine; it was the perfect way to wrap up the weekend.
We heard you're getting a new show. Can you tell us a bit about it?
I can when it happens! I've got lots of pots on the fire currently.
Aside from the new TV show, are you working on any big projects?
I am working on a cookbook and hope to be back in a kitchen in NYC this year.
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