MyMy 30-Year Love Affair with Food in Vermont:

Queen City Brewery Edition

About the Book

For two years, I have had the joy of sampling many of the beers from Queen City Brewery in South Burlington, Vermont. With the very first sip of the Yorkshire Porter, I tasted an amazing chocolate note. I took the beer and added it to my own decadent chocolate fudge cake recipe, and was thrilled with the outcome. Today I have created over 25 recipes using the Queen City beers, and I am now in the process of creating a signature cookbook to share with anyone who would like to buy a copy. 

But this book is not just a check off of my personal bucket list, I wanted it to have value to other people as well. I asked the Brewmaster, Paul Hale and his wife Ellen Zeman, "Of the many community service organizations that you are a part of, is there one that is near and dear to your heart?" Without hesitation, they said the Vermont Family Network. The VFN has helped the family with services providing them with emotional support, personal care, and valuable resources to help them care for their daughter Sophie. Sophie was diagnosed at the age of two with a very rare form of Muscular Dystrophy, and has been the center of the world for Ellen and Paul. I couldn't be happier to do anything I can possibly do to help raise funds for this great organization, this family, and to help promote a really neat brewery as well.   

I will be hosting a fundraiser in the fall to benefit the VFN, and part of the book

sale price will go directly to them. The more I can raise for the publishing, the

more money I can donate directly to the VFN on that night.

I'm not alone in this fun, I have a great team behind me as well, Kim McQueen

of the Champlain College Publishing Initiative will lead the way! I have hired

Emma Reed, Owner of Addison Designs, and 2017 Graduate from Champlain

College, to do the Graphic Design work. I have also hired Mike Jacobs, as my

Photographer and photo editor. Mike is an employee of Champlain College and

works in the Media Services department. Tiffany Harbrecht, another Champlain

College employee, will do the final editing. Jane Milizia a former Burlington Free

Press Proof-Reader and my mentor in baking and chocolate making will do the

final editing.

So I have tied this project as locally as possible to my college, I am

a proud 2014 Champlain College alumni, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in

Business Management. 

Your support means so much to me, I have enjoyed being a chef for over

thirty years, and I have dreamed of publishing a cookbook for many years. 

This is my chance! I am so greatful for your support! 

Chef Sandi Earle
Executive Chef Champlain College

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