Episode 11 - Cornstarch Makes Crusts Glass Shattering Crisp – Sandy Axelrod from The Traveling Locavores

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This week’s guest is Sandy Axelrod, the executive chef, blogger and one half of the dynamic duo known as The Traveling Locavores. Sandy and her husband Steve’s blog combine their passion for local food and travel by sharing adventures, recipes and wonderful insight into America’s best food, farmers markets and attractions.

Trained at Le Cordon Bleu School of Cookery in London, Sandy spent 18 years as the chef-owner of Affairs to Remember Catering. Her love for great food, family, entertaining, RV adventures and travel combine to give Sandy an amazing perspective.

In this episode, we talked about Sandy’s stellar 50 year career as a chef, her time at Le Cordon Bleu School of Cookery, designing menus for a party, her love of Bobby Flay, and how to make her new favorite dessert, Grasshopper Pie.

Links to Recipes that were Mentioned:

·       Tuna Pasta (Penne with Tuna, Capers and Raisins)

·       Grasshopper Pie


Links to Chef’s Knives mentioned in this episode:

Global Chef’s Knife (from Williams-Sonoma)

Shun Kaji Chef’s Knife (from Williams-Sonoma)

Ken Onion Chef’s Knife (from Bed, Bath and Beyond)

Sandy’s Cookbook – Affairs to Remember

You can find Sandy on her website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest

You can find the transcript here