Sarah Trenalone is the recipe developer, writer, photographer, and personality behind the Champagne Tastes food blog.
Sarah Trenalone created Champagne Tastes as a resource for anyone wants to use/eat fewer processed foods, explore fermentation, and/or eat outdoors. Her recipes support a healthier, greener, more homegrown lifestyle. Expect to see lots of vegetables and seafood, along with a little bourbon.
Champagne Tastes recently expanded from a recipes-only site to include tutorials on bourbon, fermentation, glamping (glamour camping), and even hiking the Grand Canyon. Some of Sarah’s most popular guides include “How to Make Kombucha,” “How to Drink Bourbon,” and “Honeysuckle Simple Syrup.”
Sarah and her husband live near the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, and together they enjoy bourbon tasting, hiking in the National Parks, and wine tasting in Italy.
Sarah’s kitchen is always overflowing with fermentation science experiments and her windowsills house her ever-growing orchid collection.
Sarah Trenalone Show Notes
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The Flavor Bible – Karen Page & Andrew Dornenburg
Wild Fermentation – Sandor Ellix Katz
Kitchen Must Haves:
Canon 50mm f/1.8
Canon 24mm lens
What did you do before you became a food blogger?
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How long did it take you to research the bourbon post?
When you were talking about the experts, did you write down what they were talking about?
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Another interesting one, Elaine! I remember the Walking Dead thing! That was funny!
Thanks Beth! Yes, it’s so fun. I can only imagine how exciting that was!
Yay for another curry lover! No matter where I am in the world I am capable of hunting down an Indian restaurant 😉
Hehe! Me too Brian! Thanks for listening!