Sandy Allen

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Location
Richmond, Virginia
School
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
Expertise
Culinary Travel, Celebrity Chefs, Food Photography
  • Sandy has covered the annual Food and Wine Festival at Busch Gardens Williamsburg as part of the park's Ambassador Blogger program.
  • She loves replicating dishes and drinks from theme parks and favorite destinations, like Florida's Key lime pie, Bermuda's rum swizzle, and Walt Disney World's strawberry soup, but her ultimate goal is to make a perfect platter of Swedish meatballs à la IKEA.
  • Her favorite appliance is the Margaritaville Frozen Drink Machine, which has top priority on her kitchen counter.

Experience

Sandy has covered food and drink, travel, restaurants, and lifestyle topics since 2010. She has written cooking class descriptions, kitchen tool and gift guides, food features, and restaurant-related content for Cozymeal, Classpop, Via Travelers, AFAR, Piershare, and Our Community Now. Her favorite aspect of the writing process is researching culinary customs and techniques from other cultures and countries and discovering fun holiday and special occasion cooking and baking ideas. An avid traveler, Sandy enjoys combining local attractions, recreation, and nature with the culture and cuisine of wherever she happens to be. Her itinerary planning usually revolves around the local dining scene, which could include everything from fine dining and celebrity restaurants to beach bars, dives, and hole-in-the-wall eateries. And all of her dining companions know never to eat anything until she's snapped a picture of every plate on the table.

Education

Sandy has a liberal arts degree from J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College in Richmond, Virginia.

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