Andrew Talks to Chefs

Episode 208: Shannon Smith (culinary world traveler, educator, & philanthropist)

Episode Summary

Culinary world traveler, educator, and philanthropist Shannon Smith discusses her singular life & work.

Episode Notes

How many of us can even name 50 countries? Well, Shannon Smith has traveled to more than 50 of them in her ongoing and very passionate quest to learn about the cuisines of the world, teach people living in poverty how to cook, fundraise for myriad causes, and pick up new techniques that she employs in the culinary experiences she produces at her home in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In this episode of the pod, Shannon and Andrew discuss her life and work, and explore the modern definition of what it means to be a chef.

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