13 Things You Didn't Know About Amanda Freitag

Discover everything you wanted to know about Food Network’s Chopped judge and American Diner Revival star.

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How much do you know about Amanda Freitag when she's not behind the chopping block or revitalizing diner menus? Read on to discover her guilty-pleasure food, kitchen must-have and ideal last supper.

Most-Hated Ingredient to Work With: Sea Urchin

Most-Memorable Meal: First Meal at NYC’s Bouley

Least Favorite Food: Monkfish Liver Terrine

One Dish to Always Order Out: Paella

Guilty-Pleasure Food: A Juicy Burger

Get the Recipe: Big Greek Gus Burger and Cucumber Salad

Must-Have Kitchen Tool: Vitamix Blender

Favorite Food Cities: San Francisco and Portland (Oregon)

Dream Career (Besides Food): Artist/Performer

Last Supper: Scott Conant’s Spaghetti with Tomato and Basil

Favorite Cooking Partners: Her Nieces, Lizzie and Megan

Must-Have Comfort Food: Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

First Job in the Industry: Busgirl

Late-Night Snack of Choice: Cookies and Milk or Chips and Guac 

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