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Local chef brings flavor to Food and Wine Classic

Jun 19, 2015

 Chefs from around the world are in Aspen for this weekend’s Food and Wine Classic, but Susie Jimenez of Carbondale is bringing a bit of local flavor to the Sparklers and Spice event on Saturday. Arts and Culture reporter Patrick Fort spoke with Susie in the days before the event.


Highlights of their conversation

 

On being a local at the event...

"...to be able to come back to the Aspen Valley where I live and where I base my business out of, it's really great because I always put on events for locals because I know the actual classic is so expensive and it sells out so early."

 

On finding her culinary place in the valley...

"There's not a huge Mexican (food) scene here and I grew up with a very Mexican grandmother who taught me how to cook. I always go back to my Mexican roots and I'm able to put Mexican food on a more elegant scene."