Samantha Duenas

DJ So Super Sam

What won’t you travel without?

A face mask and Peanut Butter and Jelly Kind bars.

What ingredient do you consider overrated?

Truffle oil

What ingredient are you convinced makes everything better?

Salt. I have a very heavy hand with the salt. And garlic. And butter. Okay, I swear that’s it.

Your afternoon snack…

A diced avocado with chili flakes, lemon juice, Maldon salt, and pepper.

What’s always in your fridge?

Apples, kale, white wine, unsalted butter, Greek yogurt, eggs

Your go-to recipe for eating in…

Roasted chicken and vegetables like cauliflower, brussel sprouts, and sweet potatoes.

Favorite night of the week, and why?

Sunday night is a great time to lounge around in sweats, make dinner, and catch up on TV.

What are some pre and post-gig routines?

I dont really have any routines but pre-gig I try to stay mellow and focused because I’m a ball of nervous energy otherwise.

What are some of your favorite cities for food? Where do you go to in each?

I love a smoked meat sandwich at Schwartz’s Deli in Montreal, and the pork butter ribs at Two Chefs in Singapore. I love eating in Atlanta too, and having poke in Hawaii. And then there’s LA; I love Mexican food, Korean food, and Japanese food, and LA is the place for it.

If you could DJ for one person in the world who would it be? What would the party be for?

Before, my answer to this question was Hello Kitty! But I actually got to DJ for her last year! So now my new answer would have to be the LA Lakers, for a party in honor of Chick Hearn, the greatest sports commentator of all time.

*For Samantha’s Recipe for Salt-Baked Branzino, Click Here

*Samantha Duenas, photographed at The Smile by Danielle Kosann


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