|Susan Feniger Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 6 in|
|Year of Birth||1953|
|Eye Color||Light Brown|
Susan Feniger is an American chef, cookbook author, restaurateur, and radio and TV personality who is best know for starring in the cooking show Too Hot Tamales and for being the owner of several restaurants in Los Angeles like City Cafe, Border Grill, and Mud Hen Tavern. She has appeared on several TV shows such as Bones, Top Chef Masters, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, and Hell’s Kitchen. Susan has published numerous cookbooks like City Cuisine, Cantina: The Best of Casual Mexican Cooking, Cooking with Too Hot Tamales, Mexican Cooking for Dummies, and Mesa Mexicana. She was honored with the “Lifetime Achievement Award” by the California Restaurant Association in 2013.
Susan Feniger was born in 1953.
Toledo, Ohio, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
After completion of high school, she got enrolled at the Pitzer College and graduated in 1976.
She then got enrolled at the Culinary Institute of America. She graduated from the institute as well.
Author, chef, restaurateur, TV personality
- Father – Yale Feniger
- Mother – Ruth Alice
- Others – Ben Feldman (Nephew) (Actor)
5 ft 6 in or 168 cm
65 kg or 143 pounds
Boyfriend / Girlfriend / Spouse
Susan Feniger has dated –
- Josh Schweitzer – Susan was married to Josh Schweitzer in the past. Josh later got married to her business partner Mary Sue Milliken.
- Liz Lachman (1995-Present) – Susan is in a relationship with writer and director Liz Lachman. In her February 2012 interview with LA Weekly, she revealed that they had been going out for about 17 years. As Susan is very protective about her personal life, the details about their love story aren’t available.
Race / Ethnicity
- Wears eyeglasses
- Shoulder length locks
She was raised in a Jewish household.
But her religious views as an adult aren’t known.
Best Known For
- Having appeared in the Food Network cooking show, Too Hot Tamales.
- Having opened several popular and influential restaurants and eating joints in Los Angeles such as Street, Mud Hen Tavern, Border Grill, and City Café.
First TV Show
In 1995, she made her first TV show appearance in the cooking TV series, Too Hot Tamales as a co-host.
Susan Feniger Favorite Things
- Las Vegas Breakfast Spot – PublicUs
- Las Vegas Lunch Spot – Morels at Palazzo
- Las Vegas Dinner Spot – Lotus of Siam and DW Bistro
- Brunch Spots – Back on the Beach, Snug Harbor and John O’Groats and Izzy’s Deli
- Los Angeles Restaurants – Brentwood Restaurant, Golden Bull, A-Frame, AOC, Mozza, Lazy Ox Canteen, and Gjelina
- Cities For Food – Hue, Vietnam and Mumbai, India
Susan Feniger Facts
- Since her close college friend Sharon Monsky was diagnosed with scleroderma in 1982, she has been doing activism work for the foundations connected with scleroderma.
- In fact, she has worked with Monsky’s Scleroderma Research Foundation for years. She is also the founding board member of the foundation.
- She is a board member of the Los Angeles LGBT Center, which was earlier known as Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center.
- In 2013, the California Restaurant Association honored her with the Elizabeth Burns Lifetime Achievement Award.
- After completing her studies from the Culinary Institute of America, she worked in the restaurants in Kansas City, Chicago, and upstate New York City.
- When she moved to Los Angeles, she first worked in the position of line chef at Wolfgang Puck‘s Ma Maison. She had to work for free for the morning shift but was paid for her evening shift.
- Early in her cooking career, she moved to South of France to broaden her cooking horizons. The Ma Maison’s owner, Patrick Terrall helped her get an unpaid position for her move.
- She has published a couple of cooking books including Susan Feniger’s Street Food: Irresistibly Crispy, Creamy, Crunchy, Spicy, Sticky, Sweet Recipes.
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