Susan Feniger

Author, Chef & Owner , Border Grill

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With the opening of Susan Feniger’s STREET in 2009, the celebrated chef launched the first solo venture of her 30-year career.Susan Feniger and STREET have garnered significant media attention with feature stories in the Los Angeles Times, Gourmet and Angeleno in 2009 alone. Media interest is growing by leaps and bounds in 2010 with Susan set to be featured in “Chef vs City” on the Food Network, “Top Chef Masters” on Bravo and “O” Magazine.

Her television career began in 1993, when she and Mary Sue were two of sixteen chefs invited to cook with the legendary Julia Child in her PBS series “Cooking with Master Chefs.” Susan is a veteran of 396 episodes of the popular “Too Hot Tamales” and “Tamales World Tour” series with Food Network (1995-1999), and has had several homes on the radio dial in Los Angeles, including KCRW, KFWB, and KFI. A prolific writer, Susan co-authored five cookbooks with Mary Sue: City Cuisine, Mesa Mexicana, Cantina, Cooking with Too Hot Tamales, and Mexican Cooking for Dummies. In 2001, the dishes of Border Grill and Ciudad “starred” in Samuel Goldwyn’s feature film, “Tortilla Soup.” Susan and Mary Sue also have a line of prepared foods under their “Border Girls” brand at Whole Foods Markets and a line of signature pepper mills manufactured by Vic Firth.

Susan is a proud member of the gay and lesbian community as well, supporting efforts to fight for equality and empowerment through various organizations like the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, where Susan is a member of the board. STREET was named one of the “Top Ten Lesbian-Owned Companies” by Curve magazine.

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