Some great news on a personal front, my cousin and talented chef Isadora (a.k.a. Izzy) Sarto is going to be one of the contestants in Season Two of Food Network's Extreme Chef!
I believe all the episodes have been filmed, and the first episode airs August 16th at 10pm ET/PT. The excitement is in the air! If you click on her name above, it links to "How2Heroes" where you can find all sorts of videos on how to prepare ingredients as well as great recipe ideas. I am sooo bookmarking it!
As a former Chopped contestant as well, she's currently taking a much needed break doing some traveling (which already included seeing her favorite cousin! *wink) and relaxing after a full summer. Before that she had an Executive Chef gig during winter at the Mill in VT, and the previous summer at Pequot Inn on Fishers Island, NY. Whew, busy busy!
Raising a glass to you cuz!
Chef Isadora Sarto