Foraging Flavors: A Culinary Journey with Chef Chris Amendola

Chris Amendola is the owner and head chef of Foraged Eatery. Chris takes us all the way back to his childhood days in Florida as he charts his story from a dishwasher to a foraging sous chef until he finally decided to head back east and set roots in Baltimore, MD. Chef Amendola’s story is a true testament to what one person can accomplish despite the constant hurdles we face in life.  Later, Chris answers an array of questions, providing insight on the culinary scene in Baltimore, advice on foraging for yourself, and the proper way to prepare and season a duck. We also get an advanced preview of what’s to come in 2020 for Foraged. Eatery, including a 4th of July BBQ and an early summer Taco Night! This is an episode you don’t want to miss!

In this episode, we explore:

  • Discover the art of foraging and the beauty of hyper-seasonal cuisine with Chef Chris Amendola at Forged. Learn how he incorporates local ingredients into his dishes and opens people's eyes to the abundance of flavors right in front of them.
  • Experience the magic of Chef Chris Amandola's culinary creations. From foraged mushrooms to seasonal produce, every dish tells a story of passion and creativity. Don't miss out on this unique dining experience.
  • Discover the art of foraging and the joy of cooking with Chef Chris Amendola at Forged. His passion for local ingredients and seasonal flavors shines through in every dish. Join us for a dining experience that will awaken your taste buds.

Chris Amendola, the chef-owner of Foraged in Hamden, Baltimore, shares his journey in the culinary world and his passion for using locally sourced and foraged ingredients. He talks about his early exposure to cooking and how it led him to pursue a career in the culinary industry. Chris discusses his experiences working in different restaurants and the impact they had on his cooking style. He emphasizes the importance of knowing where your food comes from and the joy of discovering and using ingredients that are right in front of you. Chris also talks about the collaborative nature of the Baltimore food scene and the upcoming guest chef dinners at Foraged.

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Foraged. Eatery is located at 3520 Chestnut Ave, Baltimore, Md, 21211
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Rob Lee
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The Truth In This Art is an interview series featuring artists, entrepreneurs and tastemakers in & around Baltimore.
Chef Chris Amendola
Chef Chris Amendola
Chef Chris Amendola is the Chef/Owner of foraged. a hyper-seasonal eatery located in the Station North neighborhood of Baltimore, MD.
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